SWLA Back-to-School Events

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Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 6:14 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2022 at 4:15 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Back-to-school events in Southwest Louisiana.

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Wednesday, Aug. 3

  • Gordon Gives Backpacks: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (while supplies last), Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, 3042 Ryan St., Lake Charles. Free backpacks filled with school supplies for K-5 students. One per student, three per family.
  • First Baptist Church Westlake Back-to-School Bash: 5 to 8 p.m., 2617 Westwood Rd. Free food, water slides, games.

Friday, Aug. 5

  • Allstar Buick GMC Backpack Giveaway Event: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1180 Napoleon St., Sulphur. 100 free backpacks filled with school supplies, food trucks, jumps.

Saturday, Aug. 6

  • District 2 Back-to-School Bash: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., MLK Recreation Center, 2009 N. Simmons St., Lake Charles. Treats, giveaways, games.
  • Erdace Apartments Backpack Giveaway: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 600 Ryan Street at the corner of Ryan and Division. Backpacks and supplies for PreK-8th grade.
  • Purple Butterfly Foundation Community Back to School Kick-off and Health Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 614 Powell Road, Elton. School supplies and healthcare for students.

Saturday, Aug. 13

  • Prien Lake Mall Back-to-School Bash: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dillard’s Court. Free school supplies, giveaways, fun activities.
  • Loving our Community (Pleasant Grove Church): 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., 2700 Broad Street. Free new and gently used clothes, food, blood pressure checks and sugar tests. Jump house.
  • Smart Start Back-to-School Community Resource Fair: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2000 Opelousas Street. Food trucks, giveaways, educational resources.

Saturday, Aug. 20

  • Governor’s Office of Community Programs Back-to-School Community Fair: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Greater St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 1401 Moeling St., Lake Charles. Free school supplies, food trucks, entertainment.

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