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Crowley students receive free backpacks before returning to class

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Posted at 7:20 PM, Aug 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-13 21:07:51-04

Students in Acadia Parish had the chance Friday to receive some free supplies before heading back to school next week.

The National Association of University Women and various other community partners in education sponsored the event, held at the Martin Luther King Center in Crowley.

Organizers distributed backpacks to middle and high school students from the area.

Free food was also available.

Dr. Ezora Proctor, Adviser with the National Association of University Women, said of the event, "We're encouraging our students to do well this school year and in addition to that we are encouraging them to be healthy and to be safe by giving the vaccine."

Acadia Parish students return to the classroom next Wednesday, August 18.

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