Group hosts backpack giveaway in Paragould

Group hosts backpack giveaway in Paragould

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Around 130 kids were given free school supplies in Paragould on Thursday.

BancorpSouth partnered with the Paragould Housing Authority to provide backpacks for kids in need.

The Paragould BancorpSouth sponsored the event, providing in total $1,700 worth of school supplies for the kids.

"We obviously like to help our community and make an investment back into our community when we can and certainly like to help the children that are apart of our community," said Paragould BancorpSouth Market President Jake Bland.

Kids were treated to a snack and left the event with a new backpack, filled with school supplies.

The kids also got to meet a DARE officer during the event.

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