"With the start of the new school year just days away, the Bernon Family Branch of the Hockomock Area YMCA this weekend is winding up a back-to-school supply drive.
The YMCA is also hosting "Haircuts for Kids," offering free haircuts for children, kindergarten through 12th grade.
"We have been collecting backpacks and school supplies to give to children and families that might not be able to provide the resources needed to send their children back to school with the necessary tools to succeed," said Michelle Branche, senior member experience director at the Franklin branch.
The backpack drive, which got underway last month, concludes Aug. 23, and that's when the haircutting event takes place, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Franklin branch on 45 Forge Hill Road."
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