Lamar County group hosts back-to-school event in Lumberton - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Lamar County group hosts back-to-school event in Lumberton

100 backpacks with school supplies were given away Saturday by the Future Leaders of Tomorrow. Photo credit WDAM. 100 backpacks with school supplies were given away Saturday by the Future Leaders of Tomorrow. Photo credit WDAM.
LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) -

Children in Lumberton were treated to a special back-to-school event Saturday. 

"Future Leaders of Tomorrow" held a picnic at 5th Avenue Park.

Backpacks with school supplies were handed out, while children enjoyed food and other activities.

Several drawings were also held for shoes and gift cards.

"What we do is we have fundraisers, and most of the money mostly comes from us, though," said Daryl Daniels, organization president. "We all work and we just give back because some people gave back to us." 

The group has hosted several other similar events in Pearl River and Stone counties, as well as the city of Purvis.

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