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Giving back to the community

Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 9:27 am

The Second Annual Community Fun Filled Family Day will be held at the Boys and Girls Club in Kilmarnock on Saturday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Kathryn Jackson, who is heading up the function, is a Northumberland native who currently lives and works in Richmond.
Jackson owns and operates the non-profit organization “Kay Kares.” Her mission is to provide meals to the homeless and disadvantaged individuals in Central Virginia every third Saturday of the month.
“Last year we did the back to school bags because I felt like I just couldn’t give to Richmond and not the community I was raised in,” Jackson said. I will always give back to my community because it made me the person I am today. So we did it last year and we had about 220 book bags to give away and they were gone in 10 minutes.”
This year Jackson said they started buying them as soon as they went on sale and now have 500 book bags to give away that will be stuffed with school supplies.
“It’s going to be a community fun family field day, Jackson said.
“Different organizations and business are going to have tables set up for the kids to come over and get information as well and get a treat and play some games.
There will be bounce houses, a clown, just a fun community come together,” said Jackson.
At 1 p.m. everyone will be invited into the gym to hear Nicole Conaway who is a motivational speaker, author, and coach. There will be games, giveaways and a D.J. playing music. They will also be addressing serious matters such as bullying and other kid-related topics.
The Lancaster County Cheerleaders will also be on hand for the celebration.
Jackson has a fun-filled hour for everyone with noisemakers and confetti throwing and then the kids will receive their book bags with school supplies.

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