Vehicles wrapped around Fun Forest Park on Thursday afternoon as families took part in the ninth annual School is Cool drive-thru event by the Tyler Business Education Council.

The event offered 2,000 backpacks filled with school supplies sponsored by UT Tyler, and donations by the local community who helped raise $50,000 for the event supplies that were given for free during the event.

Originally published on tylerpaper.com, part of the TownNews Content Exchange.

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