Big Brothers Big Sisters Gives Away 75 Backpacks To Area Students

      Lynchburg, VA - A number of students here in the Heart of Virginia are already hitting the books and back to school.

      Among those still enjoying their summer vacation: Lynchburg youngsters.

      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia are packing bags for their first day. The Lynchburg organization, along with Mid-State Group handed out 75 backpacks at Lynchburg City Stadium just before the rain fell."As a father myself with four children, I know the excitement that a new school year brings and we want those children to be excited and to have the same things that all children should have which is a book bag and school supplies and be prepared for an environment of learning," said John Basten, president Mid-State Group.