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Flora Fernandez helps Kassandra Cendejas, 9, of East Wenatchee pick out a backpack at the 2018 Columbia Valley Community Health Back to School Health Fair. The event returns Aug. 3 this year.

WENATCHEE — Free backpacks, school supplies, games and lots of information are in store for school-age children and their families Aug. 3 at the Columbia Valley Community Health’s annual Back to School Fair.

The event is from 8 to 11 a.m in the parking lot at the Wenatchee clinic, 600 Orondo Ave. New this year are free haircuts for kids, and Link Transit will be on hand to teach people how to navigate the bus system, said CVCH spokesperson Katharine Bohm.

About 1,400 people typically attend the fair, which is presented with support from community partners. Crunch Pak provides 1,000 backpacks to give away. Children must be present to receive a backpack. The free school supplies are funded through the North Central Educational Service District’s Educational Foundation and staff funds.

The fair is part of National Health Center Week, a national campaign meant to raise awareness about health centers. For information, call Johanna Ruelas, CVCH outreach coordinator, at 662-6000.

Nevonne McDaniels: 664-7151

mcdaniels@wenatcheeworld.com