9th annual 'Back to School Expo' held at Savannah Civic Center - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

9th annual 'Back to School Expo' held at Savannah Civic Center

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

School may have started two days ago in Chatham County. The back to school events are still happening though. 

The Ready Set Go! Back to School, Inc. Committee hosting their 9th annual expo at the Savannah Civic Center Saturday morning. Attendees got free school supplies, health screenings and even free haircuts. The event helps thousands of students every year. 

Doing that, is what one of the organizers says the day is all about. 

"So we're really just trying to make sure that our children are prepared," said Tanya Scott-Pilcher, Co-Organizer. "Over 40 percent of the kids that go back to school on the very first day do not have the things they need. That's one of the things that we want to make sure." 

They hoped to hand out more than 5,000 school supply bags Saturday. 

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