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Gearing up for back-to-school

By Joe Duty | Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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Serving the Community 1

SERVING THE COMMUNITY – Decatur Church of Christ hosted a free school supply event, Gear Up, on Sunday. Backpacks filled with school supplies were given out to kindergarteners through sixth graders. Volunteers also provided haircuts, clothes and books. Above, a huge crowd waits for Gear Up to start. More than 900 people attended the event. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Serving the Community 2

Noah Hanna, a third-grader, took advantage of a free haircut. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Ready for School 1

READY FOR SCHOOL – Children like Emmanuel Lopez (above) and Camila Verahas picked out backpacks for the school year, while others like Emily Ramirez had their faces painted by volunteers. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Ready for School 3

READY FOR SCHOOL – Children like Emmanuel Lopez and Camila Verahas picked out backpacks for the school year, while others like Emily Ramirez (above) had their faces painted by volunteers. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Ready for School 2

Jody Adams, a volunteer, holds signs telling kids where to go for services. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Having Fun 1

HAVING FUN – Roxie Poe painted faces (including her own) at Gear Up. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Having Fun 3

Volunteers cut hair for kids like Alexis Hanna, a sixth grader. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Having Fun 2

Children swarmed the school suply table to pick out the things they needed for the new school year. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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