More than 1,000 bags of school supplies were prepared by the Jim Wells County Juvenile Probation Office to pass out on Saturday for the annual Back to School Bash.

Hundreds of children took advantage of the free event to help themselves prepare for another school year.

Approximately 40 vendors participated in the event. They gave away pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, backpacks and more. Vendors also provided parents with important information about local agencies in the area who could assist them throughout the school year.

The Juvenile Probation Office will be delivering school supplies to schools in the county as well.