Franklin, Virginia - Corey Olds, President, stated "Our goal this year was to distribute 500 back packs. We wanted to ensure that no child went back to school without supplies. This has become our staple event."
The event was attended by many citizens of Franklin. The estimated back packs given was 300. In addition to school supplies, free clothes, manicures for the young girls, bounce houses, and voter registration many families were empowered by this event. The weather played a role in cutting the event short.
However, not before U.S. Congressman Bobby Scott of the 3rd Congressional District in Virginia addressed the citizens and children about the importance of getting a quality education.
Co-Sponsors of the event included; Dorchester Square Reunion Group, barber and beauty salons, local churches, and many other concern citizens of Franklin. The children were also treated by the Franklin Fire and Rescue Department as their vehicles were display. All had a great time and are looking forward to next year’s event.