Backpack bonanza!


Family Values for Life volunteers gave away 1,500 backpacks during their event that also included a hot dog dinner, cotton candy, haircuts and more.

The Farnsworth Aerospace Band performed while lines formed around the Wilder Recreation Center for a free backpack give-away.

Michael and Earl, passports completed, each pick up a backpack filled with school supplies at the Wilder Recreation Center Aug. 28.

The Poet, The Rapper Pierre Fulford takes the stage with Wilder Rec Center kids during a rap about school and education.

St. Paul School Superintendent Valeria Salva gave a school pep talk to families at the third annual Family Values for Life free backpack event.

Familiy Values for Life gave out 1,500 backpacks just days before school started.

photos by Linda Baumeister/Review

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