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Local church hosts Back to School Extravaganza
Original First African Baptist Church helps families in need of new school clothing
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Shoppers form a line around Original First African Baptist Church's Jones-Love Cultural Center as they wait their turn to browse the racks of free clothing given away during the church's Back to School Extravaganza.
The room resembled a boutique, with racks and tables of clothes, shoes and accessories. Many of the clothes had dangling price tags, signifying their unworn status, and many showed signs of barely being worn. But the difference at this “clothing store” was that the customers snaking in a line around the building before the doors were unlocked wouldn’t need wallets to take home much-needed, back-to-school clothing for their school-aged boys and girls.
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