Southside church to distribute school supplies in Oklahoma City

Capitol Hill Baptist Church in south Oklahoma City is hosting its annual Back-to-School Bash, which includes a school supply giveaway, on Sunday.
BY CARLA HINTON chinton@opubco.com Published: August 6, 2011
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A south Oklahoma City church plans to distribute 1,500 bags of school supplies at its annual Back-to-School Bash set for Sunday.

Capitol Hill Baptist Church will host the event at the church, 304 SW 134.

The Rev. Mark DeMoss, the church's senior pastor, said the bash, now in its fifth year, has become one of the more popular events in the community, drawing children and their parents from the south Oklahoma City area and as far away as Newcastle.

DeMoss said the church has partnered with several Hispanic churches affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma because the bash has attracted growing numbers of Hispanic children.

“We know every year it gets harder and harder for families to make it,” he said of the church's commitment to hosting the event. “It's important to us because we're here to minister to this community.”

Visitors will be treated to a short presentation before being sent on to the carnival area where about 300 church volunteers will offer free hot dogs, popcorn and soft drinks. DeMoss said Sonic and a snow cone vendor also will be on hand to offer free treats.

He said the carnival will include a rock wall, inflatables, face painting, door prizes, crafts and games. DeMoss said the church has stuffed bags full of items like pencils, notebooks, paper, erasers and glue to be distributed to children.


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Back-to-School Bash

Who: Capitol Hill Baptist Church

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday

Where: 304 SW 134

Information: 799-9799

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