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

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.