Above: Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office deputy Kayla Williams checks the tag on a group of backpacks inside Peter Muhlenberg Middle School on Friday. Williams and the department's nine other school resource officers distributed backpacks Friday after soliciting donations for school supplies for three days outside the Walmart store in Woodstock. They distributed 600 backpacks to students through an eligibility list provided by the Department of Social Services. The Sheriff's Office started the program in 2010. The first day of school is Aug. 5.
At right: Shenandoah County master deputy Victor Green stuffs Van Fuqua's new Paw Patrol backpack with school supplies on Friday. Van, 5, of Woodstock, will start kindergarten in August at W.W. Robinson Elementary School.