Free Backpack Giveaway Saturday in El Dorado

By Jeane Franseen |

Published 08/08 2014 03:42PM

Updated 08/08 2014 06:37PM

EL DORADO, AR -- Generations of Faith and the Professional Cosmetology Center of El Dorado, have teamed up to host a free backpack giveaway.

The event will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Professional Cosmetology Center's location, 460 North Washington Avenue, in El Dorado.

Students that come will also have the opportunity to receive a free haircut.

"The students are very, very excited about it, but just know that all services are performed by students under the direct supervision of licensed instructors," says Allen.

El Dorado Alderman Willie McGhee says this event shows kids that people in the town want them to succeed.

"It's enough here to go around, where we can make sure every kid has the opportunity to go to school with some supplies and a backpack. It's a nice backpack. We're going to have food, hot dogs. We're going to have drinks until everything runs out," says McGhee.

McGhee tells us if you already have a backpack, but still need supplies, you can still come take advantage of this event.

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