The annual Back to School BASH is scheduled for Monday evening at Red River High School. This community-wide event is hosted by United Way of Northwest Louisiana and several local sponsors.
This will be the 3rdannual event. It is the first one scheduled prior to the start of school. The idea behind BASH is to provide children attending public schools in the parish with all of the school supplies they need. In prior years, this included pencils, pens, notebooks, note paper, color crayons, glue, and just about any school supply item. They were pre-packed by grade in a new backpack.
Also in past years there have been hot dog suppers with the dogs grilled by the Red River Sheriff’s Office.
Best advice is to get there early. The lines are usually long, however there has always been plenty of school supplies for everyone who attends.