Back-to-School bash draws hundreds

The Tri-County Urban League in Peoria, IL.
The Tri-County Urban League in Peoria, IL.(WEEK/Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Jul. 30, 2022 at 11:44 PM CDT
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Up to 400 people attended at the ‘Back-to-School’ bash at the Tri-County Urban League Saturday afternoon.

The league teamed up with the Peoria Fire Department and Central Illinois Friends to give out backpacks full of markers, pencils and more. Attendees also got fresh produce, while the kids enjoyed a DJ and a bounce house.

Organizer Deric Kimler says it’s a worthwhile collaboration to help the community.

“This is what it’s about,” Kimler said. “People who need these services. Right now is a tough time for our economy, and people need access to these services.”

Students at Peoria Public Schools return to class on August 3.

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