Saturday night, several local organizations hosted what they called a "Back 2 Skool Blast."
The Positive Angels and P.O.W.E.R Organization hosted a school supply giveaway at 3rd New Hope Association in Newton. Choirs and praise teams were also invited to participate in the event. Organizers say it was just important for them to gather to promote education.
"We just doing something, giving back to the community," Sedrick Moore said. "We giving out a lot of school supplies. We got guest speakers here today, encouraging kids and anyone that wants to go back to school or in school and just needs encouraging words."
Saturday night's guest speakers included Pastor Carl Bickham of St. Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Newton and Newscenter 11's very own Andrea Williams.