Backpack giveway and uniform/book donation event in Winterville

An event to help kids get ready to go back to school is scheduled for this weekend in Winterville.

The School Rocks Backpack Giveaway is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the the Chick-fil-A Restaurant in Winterville. The event is in partnership with A Wireless, which will be giving backpacks with school supplies children who attend. People are encouraged to bring gently used or new uniforms and books to donate to Ignite-Innovation Charter Academy.

In addition to the giveaways and collections, there will be other ways for families to have fun. Activities will be set up by Charles June Karate, ProTown BMX, NuLook Bounce House, 3 Wishes & A Hero and Combat Kids Afterschool. Additionally, vendors from Third Street Education Center, Town of Winterville Fire Department and Police Department and the DARE/Pitt County Sheriff’s Office will be present.

The event is Saturday, July 30 from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the Winterville Chick-Fil-A on Winterville Parkway.