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Getting ready for the first day of school

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By Bob Sofaly

About 1,500 elementary school children and their parents swamped the gym on Saturday at Battery Creek High School to participate in the 2015 Back to School Expo.

“We gave away 700 back packs in the first hour alone”, according to Keke Swinton, one of the event organizers for the Beaufort County School District.

Health and dental screenings were also available to the children.

“All of the events were designed to help those children registering for school to get ready for their big first day”, Swinton said,

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