MOUNT VERNON — The Salvation Army is sponsoring a giveaway of backpacks and school supplies to elementary children from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 10.

The backpacks and school supplies will be distributed at the following locations in Knox County:

•Mount Vernon School District — Twin Oak go to Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene, 16001 Glen Road; East Elementary go to The Salvation Army, 206 E. Ohio Ave. All other Mount Vernon City Elementary students go to Vineyard Church, 806 Harcourt Road.

•Danville School District — Danville Grace Brethren Church, 302 E. Ross St.

•Fredericktown School District — Fredericktown Free Will Baptist Church, 102 Columbus Road.

•East Knox School District — Journey Church, 11978 Schenck Creek Road, Howard.

Students must be present and accompanied by their parent/guardian to receive a backpack.

Donations of new backpacks and school supplies are also being accepted at all of the distribution locations through Sunday, July 28.



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