DETROIT, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The crowds get bigger every year. Parents and kids come out in huge numbers to "celebrate" the start of school at Greater Grace's Back To School Festival. This year's 20th Annual festival will be unforgettable for many Detroit youngsters with free school supplies while they last, plus "free haircuts," free refreshments, immunizations, rides, and the giving away of 2-brand new scooters and bicycles! It happens Tuesday, Aug. 15th, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W. Seven Mile in Detroit.
"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," says Greater Grace Temple's Senior Pastor, Bishop Charles H. Ellis III.
It all started 20 years ago when Bishop Ellis learned of public school teachers having to "buy school supplies with their own money" because many struggling families couldn't afford even basic items. Since then the church and the business community have worked together on the festival and have provided over 12,000 youngsters with free supplies. This year's festival will include rides, immunization shots, dental screening and plenty more!!! Other sponsors include Hitachi Automotive, Happy's Pizza, Comerica Bank, IPH, and the Thurswell Law Firm.
Other activities include free dental screenings, the free video game bus, inflatables, entertainment, prizes, and Story time with 1st Lady Ellis and much more. The Master's Commission, Inc. of Greater Grace Temple sponsors the festival. It's FREE…and is aimed at youngsters 5 to 12 years of age.
The Master's Commission is a non-profit affiliate of Greater Grace Temple. For more information call 313-543-6000 or visit www.greatergrace.org
About Greater Grace Temple
Founded in 1927, Greater Grace Temple (GGT) has long been a spiritual pillar for the Motor City. Now with over 6,000+ members, GGT serves as an influential part of the civic community with continued efforts and outreaches to make Detroit a better place. The church has hosted many pivotal community events, including the funeral of Civil Rights pioneer Rosa Parks. Its $35 million facility anchors the site known as "The City of David," a 19-acre campus in northwest Detroit. The complex also includes an 89-unit senior apartment complex, 2 charter schools, a travel agency and funeral home. For more information, please visit www.greatergrace.org.
Contact: Daryel Peake
(313) 404-0388 / (313) 543-6059
SOURCE Greater Grace Temple