Cottage Grove's Party in the Park celebrates 10th year of helping kids with school supples

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COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. -- It was another hot day but that didn't stop families from celebrating another year of Party in the Park in Cottage Grove.

The event spans over 10 years of giving out hundreds of backpacks and school supplies to kids and teens.

Event coordinator Shane May said they've built the event up over the past five years, but says this year they brought in more booths and fun than ever before.

"We want to take it to a whole other level, not just come down and get backpacks,” May said, “but we actually want them to come down and have a day with their family and provide three hours of just absolute entertainment."

Kids enjoyed bounce houses, dunk tanks, and face painting.

The event is put on by the City of Cottage Grove and numerous community organizations.

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