Waco: Free barbecue and backpack giveaway a big success

Via KWTZ | By: Ke'Sha Lopez



WACO, Texas (KWTX) - The Waco Family and Faith International Film Festival hosted a Community Barbecue and Back-To-School Picnic Friday evening and, as a sign of the need in the community, it ran out of backpacks and school supplies it was handing out for free in about two hours.

The event was meant to kick-off the festival’s 2nd season.


The organization held its first film festival back in February at the Waco Hippodrome in Waco.

Friday evening at the picnic there was music played by local DJ Auggie.


There was also a barbecue with all of the traditional fixings prepared by the Extraco Bank Barbecue Pit Crew.


Wacoans were treated to hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage wraps, and a backpack giveaway full of supplies for kids heading back to the classroom.


“Believe it or not, this thing (the backpack) is packed with pencils and paper and crayons and so many other good things in here and we have over 200 to give away on Friday,” said organizer Tyrha Lindsey-Warren, a Baylor University professor.


“You must have your tools in order to learn properly, to digest, to comprehend and to excel at your school work.”


The event was hosted in part by Extraco Bank and the Delta Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


It was held at the Extraco Bank at 1700 North Valley Mills Drive in Waco, across from street from Hobby Lobby.


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