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Christy Fleming
Christy Fleming
The managing editor of TownSquareDelaware.com, Christy Fleming also supports a variety of non-profit initiatives in Delaware. Her background includes positions in public relations, advertising and journalism.

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The cost of school supplies can be a hardship for many families, especially those with multiple children. But some 700 fortunate children in Wilmington will be starting the 2016 school year off with new backpacks filled with supplies thanks to the Faith Victory Christian Center. Families had to register in advance to attend the annual Family Fling Backpack Fest on Saturday at the Cool Spring Reservoir Park. “We filled 700 brand new backpacks with calculators, rulers, composition books, folders, and pencils, and we gave away all of them,” said Bethanie Walker of Faith Victory Christian Center.

Faith Victory Christian Center (FVCC) went on Craig’s List to advertise for chefs, concession stand workers and volunteers for the afternoon festival, which featured a puppet show, karate demonstrations, music, and lots of inflatables like moon bounces, slides and basketball games. And the concession offerings were great — hamburgers and hot dogs, crab cakes, lobster cakes, fried shrimp, funnel cake and snow cones.

Perhaps the most exciting sight of all was the huge yellow moving van brimming with new backpacks, which volunteers distributed one by one to happy boys and girls. “Helping prepare children for school really helps with their self image,” said FVCC Pastor Alvin Walker. “Most of these kids are used to hand-me-downs from a brother or sister. The kids who came today will walk more confidently when they have their own new backpacks and supplies.”

 

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