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Independence church provides back-to-school backpacks

An Independence church is making sure kids in Kenton County have all the right supplies before heading back to school (WKRC)

INDEPENDENCE, Ky. (WKRC) – In a few weeks, schools will be full of students again running the hallways and playing on the playground. One Independence church is making sure kids in Kenton County have all the right supplies before heading back. Sunday service at the Community Family Church was the yearly edition of the “back to school” service.

“We drew a circumference around the church and tried to work with schools,” said Reed Uberman, an associate pastor. “For a long time we did our thing and they (schools) did their thing but now we have the opportunity to meet the needs of the most kids we can.”

Students in grades kindergarten through high school spent the evening at the church. The majority of the kids getting back packs are in middle and elementary school. Michelle Ranes has four children in school and says these gifts are beyond helpful.

“It’s a big deal, a big deal,” said Ranes. “It warms my heart to find people like this.”

After the service church members and those attending the back to school celebration spent more time together in the gym with games and a meal.

“It is amazing that they did this, I’m very blessed and it ended up being better than we thought, we really liked the service,” said Lindsay Rump.

More than 200 back packs were passed out tonight at the church

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