BJTS 8-10-23

  1. Join Charity Tyler from the city of Little Rock and Kenya Eddings from the Arkansas Minority Health Commission for the second annual back-to-school family fun fest this Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM at War Memorial Park in Little Rock. Enjoy free backpacks, a splash pad, free haircuts, manicures for girls, door prizes, and more. For details, visit or call 501-371-4791.
  2. Emmanuel Baptist Church, represented by Betty Mitchel, Ida Mae Hooks, and Tim Edwards, invites you to their back-to-school festival this Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM at 3323 W. 12th St. in Little Rock. Get free backpacks, school supplies, physicals, face painting, games, bouncy houses, and more. Find them on Facebook at for more information.
  3. Reverend Willie Wade, Diablo Colemen, and Pastor John Byers invite you to the ninth annual Hot Springs Community Resource Fair this Saturday at 121 Orange St. in the Historic River Market in Hot Springs. Enjoy free school supplies, shoes, motivational speakers, backpack giveaways, and more. For details, call 501-881-0929.
  4. Don’t miss Project Fresh Start by the Black Firefighters Association (F.L.A.M.E.), hosted by Captain Joe Howard, Captain Cortesa Wilson, Engineer Darren Hansberry, Engineer Kevin Stewart, and Kisha Walker from Dawn Realtors and Associates. Join them this Saturday at Dunbar Community Center, 1001 W 16th St., for the annual back-to-school giveaway with free school supplies and over 1000 backpacks to be given away.
  5. Samantha Anderson, also known as Sam the Barber, presents the 5th annual Back 2 School Cut-A-Thon this Saturday at Jacksonville Middle School, 2300 Linda Ln., from 12 PM to 4 PM. Boys get free haircuts and girls receive free braiding styles. Everything is completely free. For more information, call 501-392-2965.
  6. Tim Ester from the Pine Street Backpack Program in Conway invites you to their annual back-to-school backpack giveaway this Saturday starting at 9 AM at the Greater Pleasant Branch Baptist Church, 601 Spruce St., in Conway. Pre-registration is required. Visit for more details.
  7. Jay Heartmen presents the Omega’s Back to School Block Party drive-thru edition this Sunday from 1 PM to 3 PM at the Omega frat house, 2512 State Street in Little Rock. Children must be in the vehicle. The Omega’s are also currently registering participants for their annual 5K Prostate Cancer Run/Walk on Saturday, September 9 at the Big Damn Bridge. Early registration is available online at