Back to school bash

Once again, members of the Indiana Area Education Association demonstrated their support for the Indiana County Back to School Bash.

Their $4,000 financial contribution will help provide backpacks and school supplies to children of Indiana County families who are experiencing economic difficulties.

This year’s event, the 11th annual, will be held Aug. 17 in downtown Indiana. Registration is required between Monday and Friday, July 15-26, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

To register call (724) 463-8036.

Pictured, from left, are Otto Stewart, East Pike kindergartener; Kayla Stewart, IAEA treasurer; Claire Stewart, Horace Mann fifth-grader; Richard Smith, Back to School Bash coordinator; Finley Stewart, East Pike third-grader.