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Wednesday, 24 July 2019 12:41

Back-to-School Bash planned at Place of Grace

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ROCKINGHAM — Place of Grace will hold its second annual Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 17,  and everyone in the community is invited to come. 

Misty-Laurel Loan is heading the event in which several local churches are also partnering. All items are donated through local churches, individuals and businesses throughout the community, as well as Place of Grace. 

The event will begin at 10 a.m. and continue through 2 p.m. There will be backpacks, school supplies, free haircuts from local stylists, live music, barbecue-style lunch, a bounce house, games, and much more all which will be free of cost. 

“Multiple community agencies and churches will be represented with giveaways and games, said Loan. “Our goal is for the community to come together and help one another.

“There will also be teacher bags made up containing gifts and giveaways for teachers,” she added. “We want to show them we appreciate the work they do.” 

Helping Hands Ministry will also be there to provide other needed items.

Another event leading up to the Bash, designated as “Fill-the-Gym Sunday,” will be held Aug. 4. This day will be set aside to include an 11 a.m. church service and a free lunch will be provided afterwards and a special singing at 6 p.m.. 

The community is invited to come and be a part of filling the gym with school supplies for the upcoming Back-to-School Bash. There will also be drawstring bags available for anyone who wants to drop by beforehand and pick one up to fill with school supplies. 

Place of Grace will accept donations from now until the day of the Bash. For more information on how to help, contact Loan at 910-817-7165. 


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