Tools for School Backpack Drive Kicks Off 

A campaign to help children head back to school kicked off in bangor Monday.Blueberry Broadcasting, Penquis, Dunkin Donuts and Manna Ministries have teamed up for the “Tools for School Backpack Drive.”Disc jockeys Mike Elliott and Mike Dow from Kiss 94.5 collected quite a few backpacks today but say they need more.Elliot says in these difficult economic times the need is greater than ever to help children in need.”The most important item that we could ask for is backpacks because let’s face it, they’re expensive and a lot of families just can’t afford them.”Families in need of a backpack can call Penquis at 973-3500 or register online at drives will be held at dunkin donuts stores throughout the state until mid-August so there’s plenty of time to come out and donate.