The Marshall Elks Lodge is helping kids get prepared for the new school year. They hosted their annual Back to School event with all the supplies needed for kids.

Event organizers tell me more than 200 kids came to the event. They received notebooks, backpacks, pencils, crayons and other general supplies.

Marshall ISD's school year starts on September 11th. Many kids are already excited about the new year.

"I can't wait to start third grade." Kasedi Jones said.

Many of the parents were thankful for the free supplies. Especially because of the rising cost of supplies.

One parent tells me she paid $65 last year one just one of her kids. Because of the free supplies she can purchase new school clothes for her daughter.