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Thousands expected to attend 19th annual Back-to-school Festival at Greater Grace Temple

Posted: 2:57 AM, Aug 09, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-09 06:13:17-04

Organizers will be giving out free school supplies and free haircuts at a Back-to-school festival today in Detroit.

It takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greater Grace Temple, located at 23500 West Seven Mile Road.

One thousand free backpacks are expected to be given out today.

The festival is aimed at kids between 5 to 12 years old.

"We're not only providing them with school supplies, but also with motivation and the understanding that school is so important.  It's a day of fun and excitement about the start of school," said Greater Grace Temple's Senior Pastor, Bishop Charles H. Ellis III.

For more information call 313-543-6000.