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Free backpacks, school supplies at Back to School Fest

2:43 PM, Jul 26, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- At the 5th annual Pepsico, Walmart and Sam's Clubs Back to School Fest this weekend, more than 200,000 free school supplies will be given away.

The event will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jacksonville Landing.

Vendors will be giving away school supplies to First Coast students at the event.

Children will get one free backpack that they will fill with school supplies and food and drink samples. The items are available while supplies last.

Free vision screenings will also be provided by Walmart Vision Center staff.

Blood pressure and cholesterol checks will also be offered courtesy of Cholestcheck.

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown will kick off the event. There will also be a fashion show and live performances by the ROAR of the Jaguars. Dancers, musicians and stilt-walkers will also be offering entertainment at the event.

The event is free and open to the public.

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