Salvation Army hosts back-to-school carnival in Allentown

Published: Aug 23 2013 05:15:21 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 23 2013 06:27:13 PM EDT

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.