Around the Block Party for Tifton

First Baptist Church of Tifton is sponsoring an “Around the Block Party” beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, for students preparing for school.

Volunteers will be distributing school supplies and a bagged meal as people remain in their cars and drive through the church parking lot. Senior Pastor Wayne Roe is overseeing preparation of 1,000 bags of school supplies to distribute, along with just as many individually bagged meals.

Cars will enter the church’s Fourth Street parking lot from the west and move through the lot until receiving their bags and exiting onto Sixth Street. Church members will assist folks and offer encouragement as local students prepare to begin the school year.

All recommended COVID-19 protocols will be observed; the event will continue until all supplies have been distributed.