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Junior League of Lufkin pre-screening applicants for Back to School Bonanza

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Organizers are gearing up for the annual Back to School Bonanza.       

August 4th the Junior League of Lufkin will host the event at First United Methodist Church.

The league partnered with the Buckner Family Place and other community agencies to prepare a one stop shop for back to school needs.

Prescreening started June 4th. Those eligible can take part in free haircuts, vision and dental screenings and immunizations.  

"Its just a big burden that's taken off of them having to worry about school supplies because it is very costly and they're very appreciative it really is a benefit to Lufkin and all Angelina County for that matter," said Holly Valentine, Program Director, Buckner Family Place.

Last year 1,500 back-packs filled with school supplies were given away, this year 2,000 have been prepared for students in need. The projected deadline is July 30th, those interested will need call (936)-637-5300.

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