CHICAGO — Ford City Mall on the Southwest Side will hold its first-ever back-to-school giveaway on Saturday, offering a pair of Taylor Swift tickets as part of the lure.
The event will begin at noon near the food court entrance of the mall, 7601 S. Cicero Ave.
The event will feature an array of activities for school-age children and their families, including performances from Radio Disney and the Jessie White Tumblers, music, food, games, and the distribution of backpacks filled with free school supplies (while supplies last.)
The Taylor Swift ticket raffle drawing for the pop singer's Aug. 10 concert will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Children can also receive a free dental screening and eyeglass lenses cleaning.
“We want families to come to the mall to get ready for the new school year, have fun, shop for back-to-school clothes, and also get important information about health and nutrition," said John Sarama, the mall's senior general manager.