FREDERICKTOWN — On Saturday, the Christ the King Community Church will hold a backpack giveaway and pancake breakfast from 8:30- 10 a.m.
The church is located at 15598 McClelland Road in Fredericktown, and the giveaway is open to anyone in need.
There will be around 100 backpacks available on a first-come-first-serve basis at the giveaway, said Theresa Slone, a community member involved with the event. Backpack contents range from kindergarten age through high school age.
The pancake breakfast is also free and open to everyone, Slone said, even if you aren’t able to make it for (or aren’t in need of) the backpack giveaway.
Slone told the News that local businesses and community members alike donated backpacks and goods to the church to prepare for the giveaway and breakfast.
Slone’s 8-year-old daughter, Gracie, is also to thank for helping to raise $238 in donations from a bake sale. According to Slone, the bake sale was her daughter’s idea.