Back to School fun and backpacks

Photo by Christy Porter

Licking Christian Church members helped with the festivities and served the picnic meal.

Photo by Christy Porter

Important decisions were being made at the backpack tables 

and students took their time picking out the perfect one.

Photo by Christy Porter

Josh Wade was pleased with the 

Super Mario backpack he chose.


By Christy Porter

Managing Editor

 The Licking Christian Church hosted a Back to School Picnic, Backpack Giveaway and Pool Party on Sunday.

Everyone was invited to the outreach event including all Licking R-VIII families; over 150 people attended. The evening began with a picnic and playground fun at Deer Lick Park and pavilion. Licking Christian Church members served hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade coleslaw and drinks.

Kids in our community received free backpacks for their return to school, with close to 100 being distributed.

Following the picnic, attendees were welcomed to a Swim Party that was held at the Licking Aquatic Center from 6 to 8 p.m.

“I’m glad that we could help as an asset to the community; that was our main goal,” said Georgia Merrick, coordinator of the festivities. She also extended her thanks to all who helped make it a success.

Photo by Christy Porter

More than 150 people attended the Back to School event hosted by Licking Christian Church.




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