Parking attendants will be available to assist families with parking during the event. In case of overflow from their church parking lot, Malone offers the following advice:
“You cannot park along the Loop, but you can park along Court Drive, Salt Works Road and Dee Ann Street,” Malone said. “There will be police officers out and about that evening to help us.”
Cornerstone Worship Center’s second annual Back to School Bash has been a true community effort.
“We have a long list of sponsors — which we are calling ‘helping hands’ — who have been supporting us on this effort,” Malone said.
One of those supporters is Harley Davidson, which provided 100 backpacks with the Harley Davidson emblem on them.
Other sponsors include: RAM Auto Sounds & Security, Mountain Pure, Dr. Patricia H. Luce, Colonial Gold Buyers, Larry and Renee Acreman, Sondra Bell, K9 Cuts, Jamie’s Therapeutic Touch, 4-H Oilfield Services, Big Mike’s Wrecker Service, Rick’s Lawn Service, Flint Energy, Owen’s Tires, L&P Paint & Body, Appliance Sales & Service, Trutone Paint and Body, Security Storage, KVNE 89.5 radio station, Dr. Davida Wardell from Pediatrics Associates; Frank and Sharon Harrison; Thomas Wright Insurance; Key Energy; PSI; KYYK 98.3; James F. Ray; Air Plus Air & Heating; Depend-a-Can; Cornerstone’s Women of Purpose ministry and Men of Courage ministry.
Cornerstone Worship Center is already looking ahead to next year.
“We are so faithful to this ministry — heart and soul — that we are already planning for next year,” Malone said. “Several of our sponsors said they want to be on board with us next year and are looking forward to helping out.”
The church would like to offer 1,500 backpacks filled with school supplies in 2014.
“We want to expand our region and help as many as we can,” Malone said.
For more information about the Back to School Bash, call Amanda Malone at 903-922-6014.