As children across Middle Tennessee get ready to head back to school, several communities held special events to ensure students and their parents are ready for the school year.
A Back-To-School Bash was held at St. Edwards Church in South Nashville.
Free backpacks stuffed with school supplies were given away, and there was plenty of food, music, and entertainment.
Connectus Health organized the event as a way to help local families start the school year on a positive note.
“This all started because we had a lot of parents say kids weren't getting what they needed to head back to school,” said Suzanne Hurley, Co-CEO of Connectus Health. “We're a community health center. We try our best to get kids what they need.”
Students also had a chance to get free physicals and vaccinations done before the first day of school.