|Published:||Jul 29, 2012 10:34 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 29, 2012 12:59 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida gave out more than 2,000 free backpacks and school supplies to students Sunday morning.
The organization hosted its 13th annual Big Backpack event at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers.
People waited in line all morning and some even waited overnight, to secre their spots in line.
Carolyn Dodson was one of the first in line, arriving at 8 p.m. the night before, so her daughter could get the supplies she needs.
Just before 7 a.m., organizers moved the line inside the building. Volunteers also passed out bottled water to those who waited in line for hours.
The first 2300-2500 students in line received free backpacks and school supplies. Vendors were also on hand for free vision screenings, hair cuts, and other services.
Organizers expected thousands of others to attend for an afternoon of free entertainment and other activities.
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