Whitesburg KY

Teenager collecting backpacks to give to children at Kids’ Day

A Jeremiah teenager is collecting new and gently used backpacks to give to children before school starts.

Courtney Jackson, a junior at Letcher County Central High School, said she handed out 80 backpacks in about 15 to 20 minutes at the Letcher County Kids’ Day Back to School Bash last July.

“It just made me so happy to see that they got what they needed,” said Jackson.

She has collected 16 backpacks this summer to give to children at the Kids’ Day event to be held at River Park in Whitesburg on July 25.

To donate backpacks, call Jackson at 335- 6580 or drop off backpacks at The Mountain Eagle office located at 41 North Webb Ave., Whitesburg.

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