Give-away for area children sponsored by St. Edward at Fulton Park this Saturday

September 12, 2019

Even in highly contentious times regardless of political views, religious affiliations, or opinions about how best to educate area children, most will agree on one thing. Helping a child is always the right thing to do.

Too many area children live in poverty and are hungry. Both create obstacles to learning and gaining education needed for hope of breaking the cycle of poverty. Following the fine tradition of the Burton Family’s Annual Backpack giveaway and Twin City’s Men’s Organization (TCMO) and work of other local groups benefiting area youth; Fulton’s St. Edward Church wants to help make life a little easier for area children in need.

School supplies, non-perishable food items, paper products, and other sundries and toiletries will be given away Sept. 14 at the Fulton Lion’s Club Park from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be provided and kids will be treated to full face painting.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Owensboro is spearheading the Diocese wide effort allowing St. Edward Church members to serve the community on a larger scale than possible if acting alone. Catholic churches across western Kentucky contributing money, supplies, and volunteers include St. Jerome, Fancy Farm; St. Joseph, Mayfield; and St. Thomas More, Paducah. Others answering the call to help area youth come from churches as far away as Owensboro and Franklin.

Area merchants have contributed to the event and in return the local economy will benefit from volunteers staying locally and donated dollars being spent for goods at area merchants.

Any area child is encouraged to attend and receive these items in the spirit they are being offered with no questions asked and no obligation; this is a response to a recognized need in the community according to an event organizer.