K4C News

September 3, 2009

270 Bags Given Out During Back 2 School Blast
Community Event Meets Area Students' Supply Needs

270 local students were given book bags and school supplies during the seventh-annual Back 2 School Blast. The Blast, held August 8th, was attended by 460 kids and parents. Everyone in attendance enjoyed a meal, played games, and picked up free school supplies for school-age children. Most participants were from the LaFayette area, but families at the Blast represented Ringgold, Summerville, Rising Fawn, and every community in-between.

Volunteers Jay Neal and Heather Moyer supervise book bag distribution duiring Back 2 School Blast.

Students playing Putt-Putt Golf with Back 2 School Blast volunteer Josh Walls.

Kids earning more school supplies as prizes for games played at Back 2 School Blast. Shown is volunteer Norma Cline and her granddaughter Isabella.

The 2009 Back 2 School Blast was made possible by the generous support of local churches, businesses, and individuals working with 46 volunteers at Kids 4 Christ. More photos of the Blast are available on the K4C Facebook and MySpace pages (free membership required).

2009 Back 2 School Blast Statistics:
Kids in attendance: 299
Adults in attendance: 161
Book bags given away: 270
Volunteers at event: 41
Kids from LaFayette: 126
Kids from all of Walker County: 271
Kids from Chattooga County: 20
Kids from Catoosa County: 3
Kids from Dade County: 2

2009 Back 2 School Blast Sponsors:

Antioch Church Members
Bank of LaFayette & Customers
Cohutta Bank & Customers
Doris Chandler
Robert & Tammy Collins
David & Janet Cooper
Evelle Dana
Sammie Dobson
Juanita Fariss
First Baptist LaFayette
First Baptist Cheerful Doers
First Church of God Members
First United Methodist Laf. Members
Neil & Anita Gilreath
Sarah Gilreath
Bruce Gocke
Grace Baptist Church Members
Harrisburg Church of the Nazarene
Bonnie Hendrix
Melissa Hise
Gray Jorges
IOOF Unity Lodge 3 Lyerly
LaFayette Optimist Club
Erin Marks
Mayfield Dairy
Gaynell Mitchell
Mitchell's Plumbing
Donna Morris
Jay Neal
The Owens Group
Tom & Margaret Redd
Restaurant Enterprises
Denny Reyes
Rock Spring UMC Members
Judy Smith
Sonic LaFayette, Jon & Dell
Simon & Tracey Strickland
Summerville Presbyterian PCA
Sunnyside Baptist Members
Wagner Pencil Company
Allen Wallace
Natalie Walls

Back 2 School Blast Sponsor Card (588kb PDF file)
Card given to Back 2 School Blast guests and placed in book bags.

2009 Back 2 School Blast Volunteers:

Ann Andrews
Kara Batchelor
Ales Campbell
KC Campbell
Jennie Chandler
CEF Volunteers (5x)
Norma Cline
Frances Cobb
April Cochran
Kendall Cochran
Robert Collins
Tammy Collins
Phyllis Fitzgerald
Sarah Gilreath
Stefan Helton
Madeline Jorges
Natalie Jorges
Greg King
Gordon Little
Charlie Marks
Chuck Marks
Katie Marks
Karen Mathis
Gaynell Mitchell
Rhonda Mitchell
Donna Morris
Heather Moyer
Gretchen Neal
Jay Neal
Jennifer Pasham (Walmart Vision)
Renee Pike
Darin Queen
Lori Queen
Doris Reed
Denny Reyes
Richard Skinner
Judy Smith
Theresa Tudor
Josh Walls
Natalie Walls
Debra Wrape

Kids 4 Christ is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving children in the LaFayette area. K4C offers weekly Bible classes, a daily after-school academic program, and mentoring activities to help children open their minds, hearts, and lives to Jesus. For more about K4C call (706) 639 3234 or see the organization's Web site at

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