Forest Park Christian Church held it’s 2nd Backpack Brigade today with 500 free backpacks and school supplies. The church gave out 375 backpacks at the event and the remainder were donated to local schools! Guests were able to receive a backpack and go through the supply line to fill their backpack with needed school supplies such as pencils, pens, rulers, erasers, pencil bags, folders, 3 ring binders, paper, spiral notebooks and tissue boxes. In addition, a free hot dog lunch complete with chips and cookies was provided to all in attendance and families enjoyed picnicking under the shady trees while the kids played on the playground equipment and toys. There were balloons, popsicles and popcorn and the very popular tattoos and face paint for the kids. The church also offered a prayer tent this year in which a few church members would pray for participants’ upcoming school year or any personal need if the participants wished. It was a great day to join the community in celebrating our kids and kicking off a great school year and Forest Park was happy to have all of the families that came to see us today! Wishing all of the kids in our community and their families a successful and happy school year!!