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Community celebrates back-to-school bash

Thousands gather at Civic Center to eat, learn, twist and hula hoop
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Leader photo by ELIZABETH DEGRIE Community members participate in a Twist contest during the fourth annual Back-to-School Bash.

The Ruston Civic Center was filled to the brim Thursday as students, parents, faculty and other community members gathered to celebrate the fourth annual Community-Wide Back-to-School Bash.

Parents had access to a wide variety of information and resources, and everyone had the chance to eat free food and enjoy various activities.

Tammy Schilling, associate professor of kinesiology at Louisiana Tech, led the contests, which included a twist and shout competition, a hula hoop competition and an ice cream and cake dance competition among others.

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