Deland to host 12th Annual Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway

DELAND, Fla. — With the start of school quickly approaching, the City of DeLand invites residents to participate in the 12th Annual Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway & Community Health Initiative.


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The giveaway and health fair will be held near the Earl Brown Park amphitheater at 815 South Alabama Avenue in DeLand on Aug 6.

Backpacks will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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Parents can also visit vendors throughout the fair to receive much-needed school supplies for the upcoming school year.

The Florida Department of Health will offer free immunizations for children in grades K-7, as well as free health screenings.

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Parents are asked to bring a photo ID and proof of Volusia County residency in order to receive a free backpack.

See map of location below:

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Matt Reeser

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Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.