Annual School Supply Giveaway and Community Night in Vienna, IL Aug. 1

Back to School: Church group hands out supplies in Vienna, IL
Updated: Aug. 1, 2018 at 1:53 PM CDT
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VIENNA, IL (KFVS) - The Shawnee Worship Center in Vienna, Illinois is hosting its annual School Supply Giveaway and Community Night Wednesday, August 1.

Families can begin lining up at the Center at 4:30 p.m.  Doors will open to the public at 6 p.m.

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At the event, students and their families will be provided with school supplies, haircuts, dental exams, clothing, food, and services from nearly 20 community partners.

The event is free.

According to the church, more than 475 students from 12 Southern Illinois counties took part in the 2017 School Supply Giveaway and Community Night.

In addition to this event, the church and State Senator Dale Fowler are providing every student of the Buncombe Grade School with supplies for their first day of school. Buncombe is a small and rural town in Johnson County, where more than 60% of the student body reportedly falls below the poverty level.

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