YMCA Of Central Ky. To Distribute Backpacks, School Supplies At Annual Rallies

Posted at 5:55 AM, Jul 25, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Next month, the YMCA of Central Kentucky will distribute 6,000 backpacks and grade-appropriate school supplies to children in the community.The free event on Aug. 4 is open to elementary (parent/guardian must be present), middle, and high school students and will be held at 17 community sites across Fayette and Jessamine counties.A press conference will begin at 10 a.m. at Douglass Park to kick off the Back-to-School Rallies followed by a headline performance by Brooklyn Queen at 11 a.m. She will be joined by Devine Carama.Registration is required between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at all sites. Distribution of backpacks begins at 11:30 a.m. There also will be a variety of activities; which include inflatables, face paintings, arts and crafts, and food and drinks (activities vary by location).Find a Rally location near you: Bainbridge/Squires Valvoline, located at 100 Valvoline Way (corner of Blazer Parkway and Palumbo Drive); Caroline Memorial Community Center, 220 E. Maple Street, Nicholasville; Coventry/FCPS (formerly Imani), located at 1555 Georgetown Road;  Coolavin Park, located at 550 E. Sixth Street; Douglass Park, located at 726 Georgetown Street; Gainesway Community Center, located at 3460 Campus Way; Gardenside Christian Church, located at 940 Holly Springs Drive; Gethsemane Lutheran Church, located at 2185 Garden Springs Drive; Green Acres Park, located at 1560 LaSalle Road; Eastland Park Nazarene (with Remnant Church), located at 1605 Jennifer Road; Lou Johnson Park, located at 190 Prall Street; Marlboro Park, located at 1870 Benton Place; Russell Cave Church of Christ, located at 1841 McCullough Drive; Shiloh Baptist Church, located at 237 E. Fifth Street; Total Grace Baptist Church, located at 1313 N. Limestone Street; Valley Park, located at 2077 Cambridge Drive; Woodhill Park, located at 457 Larkwood DriveFor more information about the Back-to-School Rallies, visit