Churches bring Bobcat Blessings with school supplies for students
FRANKLIN FURNACE, Ky. - Seven local churches have teamed up, once again, to bring Bobcat Blessings to the area.
The Plymouth Heights Church of the Nazarene, Ohio Furnace Baptist Church, Haverhill United Methodist Church, Sandhill Christian Baptist Church, Franklin Furnace United Methodist Church, Franklin Furnace Independent Baptist Church and New Life Worship Center have all teamed up to provide schools supplies to students. The event is open to any child in any school district who needs back-to-school supplies. Parents can bring their children to the Green Township Fire Department in Franklin Furnace, Ohio, on 144 Gervias Road on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. .
The program is open to any school-aged children from preschool all the way to high school seniors. During this event, the churches will provide children with the supplies they need to allow them to look forward to the new school year, along with a brand new backpack. Children must be present to receive supplies.
The churches will also provide free lunch to everyone in attendance along with haircuts for all school-aged children. A clothing station will allow the kids and parents to pick out clothing and shoes to begin the school year. The goal is to envision every child having the best learning opportunities possible, beginning with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom.
Kids activities include train rides and inflatables. The event is named Bobcat Blessings after the mascot of the school in Franklin Furnace, Ohio.