Epic turnout for end-of-summer bash




CHIEFLAND—Nearly 1,000 parents and children went to the First United Methodist Church Saturday (July 29) for school supplies to get students ready for the first day of school Aug. 10.

Parents who took advantage of the free school supplies saved families an estimated $30 to $50 for elementary students, not counting clothes.

It was the 6th Annual Epic End of Summer Bash to help families get ready for school. The church gave away 650 backpacks filled with school necessities. There was no income test, everyone was welcome.

First United Methodist Church Pastor Alex Christian said there was a steady flow of families into the event until about 11 a.m. when they ran out of backpacks. After that, about 50 children got a bag students could sling over their shoulder.

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