You can get free school supplies and watch a family movie at this back-to-school event

An upcoming back-to-school event promises free school supplies, snacks and family entertainment.

Residents from across the metro-east are invited to Tri-Township Park, 410 Wickliffe St., for the Aug. 11 event.

The Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce’s “leave your wallet at home night” is scheduled for 6-10 p.m. at the park’s pavilion 10. Local businesses are among the event’s sponsors.

A screening of the animated film “Sing” begins at 8 p.m. There will also be karaoke, crafts and a bounce house for children. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, according to a news release.

Students will go home with free pens and pencils, highlighters, index cards, Kleenex tissues and more supplies for the school year.

For more information, visit or call 618-667-8769.

Lexi Cortes: 618-239-2528, @lexicortes