As summer comes to an end, Three Star Mall is preparing to celebrate the beginning of the school year with fun games and activities, as well as the chance to win backpacks full of school supplies during its annual Back to School Bash.
Parents and guardians can bring their children to the mall this Saturday, Aug. 3, beginning at 11 a.m. to play games and enter a drawing to win free supplies. Pre-K through middle school students are all welcome with the backpacks being filled with general school necessities provided by Roses, Dollar Tree and Three Star Mall.
“Three Star Mall is a part of the community and in being a part of the community, this is just one way we can give back,” said mall manager Sigourney Younglove.
The first day of school is next Wednesday, Aug. 7.
The event will include bouncy houses, free Dr Pepper products and cornhole and KanJam games. The winners of the backpacks will be announced at 1 p.m. on center stage while participants must go to each store to enter the drawings.
Ascend Federal Credit Union, JC Penney, Bath & Body Works, Shoe Sensation, J’s Restaurant, Goody’s and other businesses located at Three Star Mall are offering two backpacks per store. TCAT will be on-site providing free haircuts to give the kids a new hairdo to start the school year in style.
Tree City Church is donating the bouncy houses and free Dr Pepper products. McMinnville Police and Fire Departments will be on hand to show kids patrol vehicles and firetrucks.
Families in Crisis will be attending the event, along with a Blood Assurance truck to hold a blood drive for the needs of the community.