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Back to School

By: Michael Wooten
By: Michael Wooten

Many students in Kentucky are already hitting the books, and classes start soon for everybody else. Of course, that means shopping for school supplies. But before you leave for the store, allow plenty of time, patience and money.

Sisters Maggie and Maddi have made their list, and they're checking it twice. Scouring this store, and shopping for supplies.

“I don't want to go to school, that's the thing,” said Maggie. “I don't want to go to school, but I want to get the school supplies."

Janet Brown remembers when she was in school. and wow how things have changed.

“I'm just hoping we can get through it rather quickly, without spending too much time in here, but I know there's a lot to look at,” said Brown.

Piles of paper, everywhere you look. Can't forget crayons, colored pencils. Buggies full of backpacks and binders. And when it comes to pens and pencils, where do you draw the line?

With so much to choose from it can be a little overwhelming, which is why Wal-Mart stores checked in with local schools. Basically, you just find your child's school and grade, and there's a checklist convenient for parents to tell you exactly what your child needs.

Raymond Scarberry is a manager at Wal-Mart, where it's Christmas in August…literally!

“This is a main driving force or focus to generate sales this time of year,” said Scarberry.

A time of year when parents pay, and students play...enjoying all the new supplies.


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