Rockdale organizations plan to give away school supplies

CONYERS — At least three area groups are sponsoring give-aways for free school supplies in the next several weeks. Any organization that has a similar event planned, is asked to call The Citizen at 770-483-7108, ext. 249 or email barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com to add your event to our listing.

Listed below are the groups that have contacted the Citizen so far:

• WCJ Ministries Outreach is sponsoring a Back To School Rally at Pine Log Park Saturday, July 27, from noon until 4 p.m. They will be giving away 300 bags of free school supplies and offer free food and activities for kids. Rockdale County Fire Rescue and the Conyers Police Department will also be there giving demonstrations of equipment and talking about safety.

• Connexion Church will hold a Back to School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 3. They will be giving away school supplies and will have inflatables, food and games, all free of charge. The event will take place at Peachtree Academy, 1801 Ellington Road SE, Conyers. For more information, call 770-367-1620.

• Higher Family Achievement and Post 1 Commissioner Oz Nesbitt are sponsoring a Back to School Blast on Sunday, Aug. 25, from 1-5 p.m. at the J.P. Carr Community Center at 981 Taylor St. Free school supplies will be provided. For more information or to learn how to sponsor a family, go to higherfamilyachievement.org or call 678-632-4580.