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Mayor's office to host annual Back to School Rally

The city will host its annual Back to School Rally Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m., at the public school system's headquarters, 200 E. North Ave.. An estimated 4,000 students and their parents are expected to attend.

Students can receive free immunizations, health screenings and school supplies, meet with city representatives, get information about family services and listen to live music. There will also be free haircuts for boys, treats for girls and giveaways for families.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is scheduled to attend from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., along with other elected officials and R&B singer Mario, to motivate students.

Individuals should bring an updated shot record to receive immunizations and must pre-register to receive free school supplies. Forms are available at the Enoch Pratt Free Library nd city schools' summer learning programs, among other sites.

The event is co-sponsored by Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore Housing, the radio station 92Q, Walmart, the mayor's office, the city health department, Verizon, Nestle, Dowtown Locker Room, local barbers and other city agencies.

For more information, call 443-984-1650 or email back2schoolrally@baltimorecity.gov.

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