Getting ready for classes with the 7th annual Back 2 School Xtravaganza
With school just days away, the Empowering Word Christian Center held its 7th annual Back 2 School Xtravaganza on Saturday for kids in the community.
Kicking off the three-day weekend bash off in style, 50 Old Navy gift cards made it into the hands of some lucky families to buy new school uniforms and snazzy duds for their first day.
On Saturday, 1,000 backpacks full of school supplies, along with other goodies and surprises, had kids excited for the year ahead. For Pastor LaToya White, giving back to their neighborhood is just part of the mission of their congregation.
"We like to have the kids to be engaged, we have face painting for them, we have the Chick-Fil-A cow here, we have free haircuts from Tricoci, and just make it a fun environment, like a party before they go back to school," said White.
On Sunday, the party wraps up with a tablet giveaway for 100 lucky attendees.