ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Roanoke City Public Schools (RCPS) will hold its annual Back To School Extravaganza event on Saturday morning at Patrick Henry High School.

Students who attend city schools can attend the event — which runs from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 21 — and receive school supplies, immunizations and community resources.

Also, the Back-to-School Shoes Project — an initiative of Project Forward and Fleet Feet Roanoke’s Robin and Blaine Lewis — has partnered with the district to fit and provide 1,500 socks and shoes during the event to students at no cost while supplies last. Students will need to be present and require individual fitting to receive the shoes.

Roanoke City Public Schools posted on its Facebook page stating the central office gym is jam-packed with school supplies. They are now bagged up and ready to be distributed for the Back to School Extravaganza event on Saturday.

The event, this year will be held as a drive-thru event.

Required immunizations will be offered at the event along with the COVID-19 vaccine. Students and their family members can receive the COVID-19 vaccine on-site.

All students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Transportation to the Extravaganza will be provided from Bluestone Park, Hunt Manor, Indian Rock Village, Jamestown Place, Lansdowne Park, Shenandoah Village, Melrose Avenue at 35th Street and Melrose Avenue at Pilot Street.

Buses will leave from the front of each community center at the top of the 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. hours and will return on the half-hour. Buses will also depart from William Fleming High School at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. and will return on the half-hour.

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