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Local businesses hold back-to-school giveaway

Local businesses hold back-to-school giveaway
Local businesses hold back-to-school giveaway
Posted at 6:21 PM, Aug 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-11 15:45:44-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - It's the last weekend before school starts for many families.

Getting the kids ready and backpacks filled can be challenging for some parents. 

That's why local businesses threw a back-to-school give away Saturday.

A line of people waited to get free haircuts and braids from Perfection Barbershop wrapped around the plaza.

EMG Design and Printing partnered with Prestige Body Sculpting Lounge and other local businesses to give away backpacks and school supplies. 

"I'm a single mom, so sometimes it's hard to get supplies. And it's also good that they're giving back to the community with the free haircuts," said Lashonda Cruz. "Not always we can get a chance to pay for a haircut or a hair braiding every year, so this is a really great event." 

Many local families came out, taking advantage of the generosity as they get ready to head back to school.