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The first 700 students at the Back to School Bash will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies.

The 2019 Back to School Bash, brought to you by the Portland Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Saturday, July 27 from 8-11 a.m. at Richland Park.

The first 700 kids will receive backpacks filled with school supplies and there will be booths set up by our sponsors with games where kids can win additional school supplies!

There will be other fun activities for kids to do at the event including inflatables and water slides! Bicycles and t-shirts will also be given away.

Students must be present to receive backpacks, must be enrolled in a Portland School (Pre-K through 12), and a parent/guardian must be present. Students who attend the following schools are eligible to receive a backpack: Clyde Riggs Elementary, J.W. Wiseman Elementary, North Sumner Elementary, Oakmont Elementary, Portland Gateview Elementary, Watt Hardison Elementary, Portland East Middle School, Portland West Middle School and Portland High School.

Health & Safety Day / Touch a Truck will also be happening at Richland Park that day from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. Kids can explore emergency vehicles and other city vehicles, meet first responders, participate in the Portland Fire Department’s obstacle course and much more!

Sponsors and donations are being collected for this event. You can contact the Portland Chamber of Commerce at 615-325-9032 or email kristen@portlandcofc.com for ways to get involved.

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