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Blessing of the Backpacks and Free Community Picnic

We are having our tenth annual Blessing of the Backpacks and Free Community Picnic. Our aim is to help families get ready for school. We give away 400 bags of school supplies, do three different kinds of free medical screening, give free haircuts, games and a bounce house, and a free picnic. New this year we will have firetrucks, police cars, and other emergency vehicles for families to see. Please help us promote is community service for the Bellefonte community.

Come join us for the 10th Annual Blessing of the Backpacks and Free Community Picnic on Sunday, August 13th from 4-6 on the Faith Church grounds, behind Bellefonte High School at 512 Hughes St. It promises to be the biggest and best one yet. For 10 years we have been helping kids get ready for school by giving them free school supplies, free haircuts, and health screenings (vision, dental, hearing, and speech). School-age children and their families will gather at 4pm for a special blessing for the students and the school year. The first 400 students will receive free school supplies and a drawstring backpack. Join us for a free picnic, bounce house, games, plus an opportunity to talk with community organizations. To mark the 10th Anniversary, community helpers from the fire companies, ambulance services and law enforcement will also be there with their equipment. It's all free. All are welcome. Come join the fun!

Start Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Faith Church
Address: 512 Hughes Street, Bellefonte, PA, 16823 (map)
Phone: 18145715829
Occurs: August 13th 2017 at 4:00 pm

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