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Volunteers, business' come together to bring backpacks back


Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

THE FIRST two Washington School students at the Adopt-A-Backpack giveaway in Bessemer on Saturday, scoping out the different bags. The young hard charger in blue is Eli Pangrazzi and the young lady helping him is Janea Sampson.


BESSEMER - Saturday morning at Amy Ackley Anderson's TroutLily Art and Design studio and shop on Sophie Street, the third annual backpack give away for students at the Washington Elementary school was held. Thrivent, Walmart and the Gogebic Association of Retired School Personnel as well as over 30 other contributors came together to provide the packs and supplies, as well as the refreshments and snacks, according to Al Gaiss.

All told, 55 backpacks were available for the kids, but according to Gaiss, with sports, camping, vacations, and other re...

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