6th Annual Kids Fest

September 3, 2011 Updated Sep 3, 2011 at 9:49 AM EDT

By WKBW Admin

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September 3, 2011 Updated Sep 3, 2011 at 9:49 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY (Release) - Hundreds of families from all diverse cultures visited Buffalo's Lower West Side for the 6th Annual Kids Day Fest 2011.

The event took place outside The Belle Center from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. September 2, 2011 at 104 Maryland Street.

During the celebration children and families enjoyed free food and beverages, entertainment and activities. This event was sponsored by The Belle Center, Buffalo AmeriCorps, Computers For Children Inc., WNY Shares and Best Buy which will also bring the first annual "Gear Up for School" backpack program.

This program supplied hundreds of children in grades K-8 with a backpack, schools supplies and other special gifts free of charge. A child must be school lunch eligible and registered by a parent/guardian to receive a backpack.

Backpacks were be distributed on two dates: September 1, 2011 at True Bethel Church 907 East Ferry St. Buffalo, NY 14211 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. & September 2nd at The Belle Center 104 Maryland Street Buffalo, NY 14201 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.