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Blessings in a Backpack invites community, event

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Blessings in a Backpack invites the community to a Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Friday, May 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. The fundraiser will take place at the Joseph Decuis Farm, 6755 E 900 South, Columbia City.

The group asks those in attendance to “come fill a backpack with us!” During the evening there will be an opportunity to purchase the experience of packing a backpack to bless a child. The guest speaker for the evening is Dr. Melanie Park, 2012 Indiana Teacher of the Year.

Tickets are $150 per person which includes dinner, entertainment and two drinks. To purchase tickets or for more information contact Steve Anderson at (260) 414-2807 or Craig Johnson, (260) 433-9854.

Blessings in a Backpack is a nationwide organization that helps to provide weekend meals to children on the free/reduced meal program. The local chapter has been assisting with this service in Huntington County for a few years, providing food to children that attend Huntington County schools.