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Parents, kids get ready for school with event at J.A. Walters YMCA
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Tita Stewart helps Bruce Smith at the school supply giveaway Saturday at the J.A. Walters YMCA.

A line of children and their families stretched down the parking lot Saturday a half hour before a school supplies and bike helmet giveaway began at the J.A. Walters YMCA.

Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County and Amerigroup organized the event, offering the items to school-aged children on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tables of vendors inside the Y offered other supplies and services. Snow cones and a bounce house outside kept kids busy.

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