York City will hold a United Back 2 School Resource Fair next month to give students free school supplies and entertainment ahead of the upcoming school year.

The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Penn Park. Along with a backpack giveaway, a variety of activities and entertainment will be provided for children.

Activities include face paintings, a bounce house, basketball drills and a splash pad. The YWCA York's Temple Guard will also perform.

Donations of backpacks and school supplies will be accepted until Saturday, July 27, at the following locations:

  • York City Hall, located at 101 S. George St.
  • State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans’ office, located at 50 E. North St.
  • The Underground, located at 683 E. Market St. 

On Sunday, Aug. 18, participating barbershops and salons in York City will also provide children with free haircuts at their locations.

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD.

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