Going back to school

LIHUE — School starts for the Department of Education on Aug. 1 for educators, and Aug. 7 for most students.

Hundreds of people converged at the Kukui Grove Center to take advantage of the many Back to School activities taking place highlighted by the distribution of 1,800 free bags of assorted school supplies selected from lists of school requirements.

Following registration for the bags, shoppers were treated to opportunities to earn more prizes by visiting the number of vendors in the family resource and health fair. Entertainment by the appearance of the Minions and Moana and Maui by the Showtime Characters combined with acts from the Band Wagon music program to keep everyone hopping between the fun zone, Kumu’s Cupboard, a free resource center for educators and the last day of collection for the Backpack Brigade.

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