Thousands of Fayette County students are expected to receive free backpacks and school supplies on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the ninth annual Lexington Neighborhood Back to School Rallies.
The YMCA collaborates with area partners to provide supplies to elementary, middle and high school students in 16 neighborhoods.
A press conference with YMCA of Central Kentucky President David Martorano and Fayette County Superintendent Tom Shelton will take place at 10 a.m. at Douglass Park.
Registration for the supplies will be from 9-11 a.m. at each site. Supply distribution will begin at noon. Children must have a parent or guardian with them. Info: www.ymcacky.org/news
The locations for this year’s rallies are:
• Coolavin Park 550 E. Sixth St.
• Douglass Park 726 Georgetown St.
• First Baptist Church Bracktown 3016 Bracktown Rd.
• Gainesway Center 3460 Milano Rd.
• Gardenside Christian Church 940 Holly Springs Dr.
• Gethsemane Lutheran Church 2185 Garden Springs Dr.
• Green Acres Park 1560 LaSalle Rd.
• Imani Family Life Center 1555 Georgetown St.
• Lou Johnson Park 190 Prall St.
• Marlboro Park 1870 Benton Rd.
• Russell Cave Church of Christ 1841 McCullough Dr.
• Shiloh Baptist Church 237 East Fifth St.
• Speigle Heights Park 424 Speigle St.
• Total Grace 1313 N. Limestone St.
• Valley Park 2077 Cambridge Dr.
• Woodhill Park 457 Larkwood Dr.