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Family Fun Event to Benefit Backpacks of Love, 2017

HK BackPack Program

submitted by Amber Stamm, 9/28/17


As we welcome the fall like weather, planning has been well underway for the third annual Backpacks of Love event put on by and in benefit of the HK Backpack Program. This year the festivities include something for everyone. This family friendly event is being held this year on October 15 at the beautiful grounds of the Parmalee Farm in Killingworth from 11:00am-3:00pm. Admission is Free with a non-perishable food donation or $3 (kids under 2 are Free). An exciting highlight this year will be the very popular local band Sunny Train.  Their child centered musical performance will include various instruments, singing, dancing, and interacting with the crowd! There will also be a bounce house, pony rides, games, henna tattoo, raffle prizes, face painting, local vendors, an Amber Alert booth, and MORE!!!  The grill will open and lunch served with the purchase of a meal ticket.

All proceeds from the event benefit the HK Backpack program which is a local initiative to ensure that local children in need have balanced, nutritious food that they need to learn and grow. Children at risk of weekend hunger receive a bag of food that is child friendly, nutritious, non-perishable, and easy to prepare. This growing program is now in its third year and in 2016 served over 60 students and their families. As the new school year has begun and the high school being added to the program, numbers are sure to swell ever higher. The Backpacks of Love event is the largest fundraiser and food collection event that the Backpack program hosts. This event is not just a fundraiser but also serves as a community event, a chance to celebrate local families and businesses that have been helping the program thrive and grow.

Join in on the fun and help a great cause!

Some photo history of this event:

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If you are interested in volunteering or wish to donate in anyway please Contact   

Our flyer can be viewed HERE.