Student Backpack Give Away in Crestline, Saturday, August 12, 2017

By Susan A. Neufeld


Crestline, CA – The Dennis H. Labadie Memorial Backpack Giveaway will happen again this year. The giveaway, which originally began in 2003, is being held on Saturday, August, 12th.

Rosemarie and Dominic  are thrilled to continue this great tradition. The giveaway will be located at 23570 Knapps Cutoff in Crestline, the former Alpenhorn News building. It starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. — or ‘until we run out of packs’.

With the assistance of the Crestline-Lake Gregory Rotary Club and the Crestline Lioness Club, backpacks will be loaded with age appropriate school supplies. This year, in addition, there will a school clothes swap offered.

Clothes donation boxes are located at the Boys & Girls Club, California Bank and Trust, First Baptist Church and Crestline Real Estate all in Crestline, your support will be appreciated.

The event is limited to children attending school in the Crestline Community, Lake Arrowhead area and Running Springs. Both the child and parent must be present to receive a pack.