Salvation Army hosts back-to-school carnival in Allentown

Posted: 5:15 PM EDT Aug 23, 2013   Updated: 6:27 PM EDT Aug 23, 2013
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

The Salvation Army is getting students "psyched up" for the first day of school.

Students turned out by the hundreds Friday for the Salvation Army's 9th annual back-to-school carnival.

They played games and got their faces painted, and they didn't go home empty-handed.

The Salvation Army gave away more than 500 backpacks crammed with notebooks, pens and pencils.