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Grace United Methodist Holds Back To School Carnival

Second grader Katelyn Goglek straps on her new backpack.

Grace United Methodist Church of Nashville held their 10th annual Back To School Carnival on Saturday, July 22.

While the steamy weather brought the event into the church basement, the humidity did little to dampen kids’ enthusiasm for the event, or the enthusiasm of the volunteers who help to put it on.

The event is made possible due to a bequeathment from a church member, and every year, the church spends about $5,000 on school supplies, food and entertainment, all of which are given away free of charge to any Washington County Children, Pre-K through 8th Grade.

Jason Knee gets his arm painted by Selina Reynolds.

Students get a bookbag, school supplies (with volunteers assembling the supplies from a list for the children’s respective grade levels), and this year, children were given free Bibles as well, with both English and Spanish language versions available.

All told, 128 kids came through this year’s carnival.

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