The Montelores Early Childhood Council and city of Cortez, Cortez Retail Enhancement Association and Cortez Public Library will sponsor a Back to School Bash at the Third Thursday Market on Aug. 16.
It will be held from 5-8 p.m. at Montezuma Park, at Montezuma Avenue and Market Street.
MECC is currently asking for donations including backpacks, pencils, paper (lined college and wide-ruled), folders, spiral notebooks, crayons, markers, glue, glue sticks, scissors, highlighters, ballpoint pens, rulers, socks and water bottles.
Young attendees will get a backpack and book, supplies and socks while supplies last. Haircuts also will be available.
Drop-off donations are at New Country Auto Center in Cortez, Montelores Early Child Council office at 925 South Broadway, Cortez Welcome Center, Cortez Public Library, Mancos P&D Grocery and Cortez Dollar Tree.
MECC encourages parents who are shopping for their children to purchase two items and donate one. Cash donations also are welcome at https://bit.ly/2Lu7kkd.
Volunteers, including hair cutters, may call MECC at 970-564-3211.