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      Chocolay Township church holds back-to-school giveaway

      The Silver Creek Church in Chocolay Township held its 7th annual Block Party Saturday.

      A big feature of the event is its Back to School Giveaway, where kids can recieve almost every type of school supplies for free.

      The church's pastor says the event is intended to bring the community closer together while providing supplies that every family needs.

      "We want to get to know them a little bit better, you see the joy on the faces of the kids. You see the relief on the faces of the parents, knowing that they're now prepared for school. And that's really a big part of what we want to do." said church pastor Kevin Taylor.

      An estimated 325 people were served at the event.

      Every family who came received a kids clothing voucher they can redeem at the church's upcoming thrift store, called Silver Creek Thrift, when it opens after October 1st.