Culpeper’s annual back-to-school giveaways are July 23, 30

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016

Culpeper’s annual back-to-school giveaways are July 23, 30

(Vincent Vala/Star-Exponent)  Culpeper Police Department officers Tim Sisk and Tim Chilton hand out bags of school supplies last summer during Antioch Baptist Church’s Back to School Jam at the State Theatre. This year’s event is July 30.

(Vincent Vala/Star-Exponent)
Culpeper Police Department officers Tim Sisk and Tim Chilton hand out bags of school supplies last summer during Antioch Baptist Church’s Back to School Jam at the State Theatre. This year’s event is July 30.

By RHONDA SIMMONS

Area students will have two opportunities to garner school supplies this month.
The two popular back-to-school events are held much earlier because the first day of school for public school students is Aug. 9.
City on a Hill Church partnered with Mountain View Community Church, His Village, and Journey Church for its annual Back to School Bash slated for Saturday at Yowell Meadow Park on Blue Ridge Avenue in downtown Culpeper.
This program, free and open to the community, is the eighth annual and runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“This event is our biggest and by far best outreach of the year. It’s a great chance to show God’s love in the community with fun activities for the whole family,” reads a statement on the City on a Hill Church website.
Saturday’s event in Yowell Meadow Park will feature moon bounces, face painting, corn hole, live music, a prayer tent and a free lunch for everyone. However, the main event is to give out school supplies.
On July 30, Antioch Baptist Church will host its annual Back to School Jam at the State Theatre, 305 S. Main Street in downtown Culpeper. Sponsored by Antioch’s Health Ministry, the annual event will provide several school supplies and various gifts from 10 to noon.
Health Ministry coordinator Darlene Brown said Dr. Adam Johnson, a pediatrician with UVa Primary Care in Locust Grove, will talk about the importance of maintaining your health.
This year, the church plans to hand out 1,000 bags filled school various school supplies such as paper, pencils, crayons, markers, scissors, notebooks and other necessary items. Brown said the event would not be possible without the support received from the community, local law enforcement, the Culpeper Mid Day Lions and the theater.
To help Antioch Baptist Church call 825-2768; to help City on the Hill Church call 727-9587.
Reach Rhonda Simmons at
rsimmons@starexponent.com
or (540) 825-6397.