Published: Jul 22, 2011 3:21 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 22, 2011 2:22 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The 12th Annual BIG Backpack Event is Lee County's largest back-to-school outreach event.  

The community-wide back to school festival and outreach program will be held on Sunday, July 24th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers.  

Backpacks and school supplies will be provided to the first 2,000 elementary school age children (ages 5-12) who attend. Children must be present with their parent or guardian to receive these supplies.

The BIG Backpack Event is open to the public at no charge.