Booker T. Washington Elementary students receive backpacks and bicycles
The afternoon of Friday, January 21, was a very special day for the students of Booker T. Washington Elementary School in Wichita Falls.
Each student was gifted a backpack full of new school supplies, basic everyday necessities and toys.
"Every single student is getting a backpack," said Crystal Walker, owner of Idea Fountain Inc., which brought the giveaway event together.
A select few students were surprised with bicycles as well, which were assembled by members of the Burkburnett Police, Wichita Falls Police, the Wichita Falls Fire Department and members of the Disabled American Veterans.
"There's some fun things in there and some not so fun things in there: washcloths, pajamas, clean underwear, socks, basic necessities that we take for granted - that are in these backpacks," Walker said.
The police officers, firefighters, and DAV members helped the kids ride their newly gifted bicycles.
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