With the first day of school just around the corner, the Hope Anthem Church is hosting a back-to-school bash from 10 a.m. - noon Saturday.

And to make sure the year gets started off on the right foot, organizers will be handing out free backpacks and supplies to students. There’s also plenty of items up for grabs as well as activities for the kids, including a balloon artist, face-painting and an up-close look at first-responder vehicles.

Sponsors for this year’s event include Applebee’s, Maggie’s Popcorn, Keith King, Plaza Cinema, American Eagle and Ottawa High School.

Hope Anthem Church is located at 520 E. 13th St. in Ottawa.