In this day and time, it isn't always easy to make ends meet, and with the new school year almost upon us, it is even tougher when you have kids to outfit to go back to school. We are assembling a list of places parents can turn to for help with supplies.

In Lawton, St. John's Missionary Baptist Church is holding its second annual Back to School Health Fair on August 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at  St. John's Missionary Baptist, 1504 Southwest NH Jones Avenue.

Also on August 6th in Lawton, the Recreation Department is sponsoring their 'Back-to-School Bash' from 9am to 1pm at the Museum of the Great Plains. Student who preregister will be first in line from 9am to 10 am to receive a back-pack full of school supplies. Then at 10, student not preregistered will receive their back-packs. For more information, log on to

If you live in Duncan, you have two upcoming events you can turn to for stocking those school supplies. On Saturday, August 6th, Fiesta at Fuqua is hosting the 12th annual Back-to-School Bash at Fuqua Park. There will be free games, activities, food and while the supplies last, school supplies from 8am to 11am.

Then on the following Saturday, August 13th, there will be a Back-to-School Water Bash at Duncan Park from 5pm to 8pm. There will be free food, drinks and hair cuts, as well as a splash pad and bouncy castle. For more information on this event, please call 580-917-8285.

If you live in Marlow, on Monday, August 8th, the First Baptist Church of Marlow will be hosting, offering free children's clothing (pre-K through 8th grade), school supplies and haircuts. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate. For more information, please contact 580-550-0095.

Residents of Velma can attend the Velma Picnic on Saturday, August 6th, following the Picnic Parade. The event, hosted by the Velma Volunteer Fire Dept and Velma-Alma Elementary PTO in the Sunrise Foods parking lot.

On Saturday, September 3rd, Bigg Idea Management will host the 1st Annual Summer Fest, and event aimed at helping sponsor children who want to participate in a Boys and Girls Club athletic program. The event will take place from 4pm to 8om at Louise D. McMahon Park in Lawton.

This is in no way a complete list and it is a work in progress, so if you know of any upcoming back-to-school events in the area, please feel free to shoot me an email with information on your event and I will add it to the list. You can send any addition to me at

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