Lord Save the Children Ministry will hold its annual Back to School Bash from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Zemurray Park, 400 S. Oak St., Hammond.

There will be free food and fun, with band music, swimming, a train, face painting, horse riding and motivational speakers.

At 7 p.m., all children will receive a free gift of a backpack containing school supplies.

Lord Save the Children Ministry launched in 2005 with the goal of helping children in Tangipahoa Parish acquire backpacks and school supplies before the new school year began.

Contact Carolyn Jackson at (985) 634-3428 to donate school supplies or cash.