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Ringing in the new school year with the Back to School Bash

  • Mayzie Bruening picks up backpacks in the assembly line at Friday's annual Back to School Bash. Press photos by Kate Hayden

  • Mackenzie Wilson, an incoming senior at Charles City High School, organized the collection of about 200 pairs of shoes to give away for free at Friday's event.

  • Volunteers prepare to hand out mountains of notebooks and loose-leaf paper for families that waited up to two hours before the event's start.

  • Families check out the line of new or gently worn shoes at Friday's event.

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