Both Perry County and Hazard Independent School districts held back-to-school events last week as parents and students prepared for the students’ return to the classroom. Each of the bashes featured free meals in the school cafeterias, an opportunity to meet the teachers and giveaways of needed school supplies. Hazard Independent Schools held a back-to-school bash at Roy G. Eversole Elementary for students within their district on Thursday, August 1. Perry County Schools had bashes at West Perry Elementary, Viper Elementary, East Perry Elementary, R.W. Combs Elementary, Buckhorn School, Robinson Elementary and Leatherwood Elementary over the course of the last week.