Kids get ready for school with shopping spree

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It’s almost time for kids to go back to school!  Thursday, some kids in Texarkana went shopping to get ready.

Dozens of kids were treated to a shopping spree at Academy Sports + Outdoors.  The event is a partnership between the Salvation Army of Texarkana and the store. 

Each child was excited to receive a hundred dollars in store credit to get what they need for school.  Nicole Johnson said, “I’m shopping for a backpack and light up shoes!”  Emanuel Bender added, “It’s fun to shop with my friends because we can help pick stuff out”

Academy Spokesman Michael Churchill said, “It’s just a wonderful experience for our associates as well.”

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