Kids enjoy themselves at the 2014 Back to School Community Fun Day. This year's event is July 11, 2015 from noon to 3pm.

Kids enjoy themselves at the 2014 Back to School Community Fun Day. This year’s event is July 11, 2015 from noon to 3pm.

This Saturday The Salvation Army Fountain Square Corps Community Center, located at 1337 S. Shelby Street, will be hosting its annual Back to School Community Fun Day. The first 500 school-age children from the 46203 or 46225 zip codes will receive free backpacks filled with back-to-school supplies like notebooks, pencils, scissors and rulers.

Ftn Sq BTS 1This fun event is about more than just school supplies. Its a great chance for families to learn more about local resources at the resource fair. With free food, games and face painting, the entire family is sure to enjoy the day. Local hairdressers and barbers are also lending their talents to the event by giving free haircuts to the kids just in time for the start of a new school year.

Ftn Sq BTS 2All children receiving backpacks will need to be accompanied by an adult who can provide proof of address. We encourage everyone to come and see our facility and learn more about youth, adult and senior programming that we offer throughout the year. Doors open at noon and activities run until 3:00 p.m.

For more information, visit our Facebook event page or call The Salvation Army Fountain Square Corps Community Center at (317) 632-0156.