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McGUFFEY — The Quickstep Pentecostal Church women’s group will be doing its part to help give back to area school children today when it hosts a “Pay It Forward” event at Upper Scioto Valley School.
The group will be handing out school supplies, book bags, food and coats at the Alumni Field House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tina Romick, who organized the event for the Quickstep group, said that thanks to the generous donations of businesses and individuals in the area, she was able to get 260 book bags which will be filled with school supplies, 300 coats and 5,000 pounds of food to give away. In addition to those items, there will be hats, gloves, socks and undergarments given away, as well as a group of about six beauticians offering free haircuts.
Romick, who has been gathering items for the event since January, said everything will be brand new.
It is the second year the Quickstep women’s group has held an event of this type.
“Last year it was book bags,” Romick said. “We gave away 120 throughout Hardin County. This year we wanted to expand that. We called and asked them if we could use the school and they said yes. The Lord has blessed us in so many ways.”
Romick thanked USV for letting the group use the field house as well as the district’s help in setting up and helping to organize the event.
The program is not school district specific. It is open to anyone in need throughout the area.
Romick said there will be door prizes.
By KENDRICK JESIONOWSKI
Times sports editor