Royse City held its annual Back to School Bash on Aug. 18 in downtown Royse City. The Royse City American Legion post participated by giving out backpacks and school supplies. In total the post gave out 51 backpacks and over $400 in school supplies. "The American Legion wants to support the youth in the community by providing the supplies they need to start school," Post Commander Jason Castleberry said. "For us it's about giving back and showing the community we care." The post gave out school supplies of all kinds from crayons, watercolors and composition books to markers and highlighters. The American Legion supports programs that involve the four pillars: Children & Youth, National Security, Veterans & Rehabilitation and Americanism. The Royse City post was formed in January 2017 and has supported numerous programs.