Tucson back-to-school events will distribute backpacks and supplies

The monsoons may be lagging, but summer is rolling by with most Tucson students set to start school in less than a month.

Those in search of free back-to-school events won’t want to miss the 2019 Pima County Sheriff’s Department Badges & Backpacks event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.

The event is slated to welcome at least 4,000 people and distribute 2,000 backpacks with school supplies to children in kindergarten through 12th grade, according to Tara Barrera, marketing specialist with the sheriff’s department.

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