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Head Start kids get backpacks

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EAST WENATCHEE — Kids enrolled in EPIC Head Start program in East Wenatchee have one more reason to be excited about the start of school: brand new and fully-equipped backpacks.

The Veterans of Foreign War Post 3617 and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office teamed up to buy the 24 children each a backpack with crayons, scissors, pencils and paper.

Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal said most of the kids are from migrant families, and face extra challenges because their families have to move…

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