The fourth annual Meacham Park Back to School Rally and Backpack Giveaway took place on Saturday, Aug. 14, at Meacham Memorial Park in Kirkwood. While the Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association handed out backpacks stuffed with school supplies, students and their families also enjoyed everything from snow cones and hotdogs to checking out all kinds of animals at the petting zoo.

After giving away 250 backpacks, Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association President Harriet Patton said the level of participation was higher than any year prior.

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