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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 troycoc.com or call 618-667-8769.

Lexi Cortes: 618-239-2528, @lexicortes

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