Fort Greely's Child and Youth Services and Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation sponsored the annual Back to School Bash Aug. 3 at the Aurora Community Activities Center. As part of the bash, parents and students were able to let their children pick out a back-pack for the upcoming school year as well as participate in the Messystival where children ran amok playing in the water and other messy events. Chalk one up to the Alaska weather as cool temperatures and rain did little to dampen the spirits of all those who participated.