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Target & The Salvation Army Host Back-to-School Shopping Spree

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SHERMAN, TX -- Twelve Texoma students got a shopping spree for back to school Tuesday thanks to the Salvation Army and Target stores. Deeda Payton went shopping with them and has the story.

It's a tough time of year for many parents, time for back-to-school shopping and it all starts with a long list. "You can see manila paper 9 x 12, map pencils, plastic pocket folders no brads, Crayola-brand crayons so not just any brand."

Back-to-school shopping can get expensive as most parents know. A pack of glue sticks costs $2. Add to that a pack of markers and that's about $3. That's why Target is teaming up with the Salvation Army to give local kids $80 gift certificates to help get them started. "It's been good. I've been going into every department looking at things I would need for sixth grade," said 11-year-old Michael Golston.

Twelve Grayson County students got free-run of the Target in Sherman to buy not only schools supplies, but also clothes. The shopping spree was one of about 500 sprees planned at Target stores across the country. "Target has always been a big supporter of the Salvation Army; we just believe in its programs, and I think last year did almost $2.4 million in support of the Salvation Army and it's programs," said Target Manager, Leslie Spost.

The big shopping day not only helped the students prepare for their first day of school, but it also seemed to get them excited to head back to the classroom.

Deeda Payton, KTEN News.