TOPEKA, Kansas (WIBW) -- School is back in session in a couple short weeks, so to prepare students and kids, West Ridge Mall held a day of festivities.
The mall invited students and their parents for the "Back At It" event, held on the lower part of the mall by JC Penney.
It began in the morning with carnival games for the younger kids and a fashion show, featuring looks from Gap, The Children's Place and Dillard's.
Teens got to strut it on the runway as well with the newest trends from Wet Seal, Maurice's, Charlotte Russe, American Eagle and Aeropostale.
Nonprofits, Topeka Police, information about after-school activities, higher education and military representatives were at the event to provide more opportunities for parents and students.
The mall also had a back-to-school sidewalk sale for shoppers.