City and community officials announced the second annual Denton Back to School Fair will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, at the University of North Texas Gateway Center, 800 North Texas Blvd.

Parents hoping to participate in the fair must register their children in advance, but once doing so can get help with school supplies and backpacks, health education resources, free vision screenings, hearing exams, haircuts and more.

Registration must be completed online at by Friday, July 19. 

The event is coordinated by local nonprofit and community groups, and donations are accepted at the same website. Community support is vital to serve the families who need help. Last year's fair assisted more than 3,000 students.

Every $20 donation provides a backpack and school supplies for one student. 

PEGGY HEINKEL-WOLFE can be reached at 940-566-6881 and via Twitter at @phwolfeDRC.

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