Since 2008, a local organization has helped kindergartners get prepared for the nearing school year and that tradition continued on Saturday.
This is the sixth year for the Muskingum Families and Children First Back Pack and School Supplies Event. The children were able to fill their bags with supplies and experience new activities.
"Our bus is also here so that the students can see what a bus would look like so that they are not afraid the first day and it's familiar to them, " said Franklin Local School Superintendent, Sharon McDermott.
Parents, teachers and volunteers were all present to help make the transition to kindergarten as fun and easy as possible.
"There's everything going on today from cheerleaders to mascots to Sparky running around here, so there's a lot of activities and a lot of books being handed out and that's a great thing," said Maysville Local School District Superintendent, Monte Bainter.
The big day took place at the OUZ Campus Center from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and more than 250 kids passed through.