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Hattiesburg Junior Auxiliary assembles backpacks for kids in need

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Area students in need will start school with fully-filled new backpacks.

The Hattiesburg Junior Auxiliary assembled backpacks Monday afternoon with donated supplies. The Junior Auxiliary will deliver the backpacks to area schools.

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