Bash aims to get students excited about going back to school

Posted at 11:50 AM, Jul 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-23 13:27:03-04

A rope of schoolchildren and parents are stretched along the promenade  inside Westfield Citrus Park Mall today.

They have gathered in anticipation of the start of the Back 2 School Bash at 10 a.m. at 8021 Citrus Park Town Center Mall in Citrus Park. The event ends at 3 p.m. today.

There will be a free backpack for participants who play a scavenger hunt at the mall.

This year the event is for all schoolchildren, including those with special needs.

If you miss today's event, you can catch another Back 2 School Bash from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Westfield Countryside, 27001 U.S. 19 N. in Clearwater.