Backpacks for Free

By WBNG News

Backpacks for Free

August 20, 2011 Updated Aug 20, 2011 at 2:36 PM EST

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Free giveaways are getting kids excited about heading back to school.

Scores of kids showed up for "Kids Day" at Olum's Furniture Store in Vestal..

They waited in long lines to pick up one of 300 backpacks.

The backpacks came filled with school supplies donated by the community.

Activities included games, music, caricatures, and cookie decorating.

Buddy, the B-Mets mascot, was also there to greet the kids.