LITTLE ROCK, Ar (KTHV)--The crowd lined up early to get their free backpacks, admission and entertainment at the Clinton Presidential Center's Head of the Class Back to School Bash Saturday.
The event allowed people in to the museum free of charge and gave free backpacks full of school supplies to the first 1200 kids in line.
Governor and First Lady Mike Beebe were there to help the kids get their year off to a great start.
Rebecca Tenille, spokesperson with the Clinton Center says, "We have about 200 volunteers with us here today. One group is from 3M, and they also donated everything that was inside the backpacks. Then we have some tried and true volunteers that volunteer at all of our festivals and all of our free days. It's just a wonderful community experience. It's a great way to get involved too."
Governor Beebe says, "A volunteer effort! You know, 3M's leading a fight on it. Certainly my office and Ginger's led a fight on it. Many Arkansans who really do care about kids being able to start school with the appropriate supplies. You can tell how long the line is what the need is!"
The backpacks included Scotch tape, pencils, colored pencils, Post-Its, scissors and more.
Students were also treated to cupcakes, ice cream sandwiches and entertainment.
The Clinton Center will offer free admission Sunday, too, in honor of President Clinton's 66th birthday.