Packed up, stocked up & ready for school

Helpers from the Hope Community Church in Berkeley Springs gather folders and other supplies to fill a student backpack during the August 12 school supply drive.

Volunteers fill giveaway bags with donated tomatoes, corn and other local produce on August 13. Families got a fresh food bag during the Back to School Bash in Berkeley Springs.

Volunteers fill backpacks from boxes of pencils, paper, folders and highlighters on August 13 at the Back to School Bash.

Piles of colored backpacks fill a grassy area at the back of Warm Springs Intermediate School on August 13 during the Back to School Bash. Organizer Dawn Beal said 302 backpacks were filled and given away during the Friday event. Funds and supplies were donated by individuals, community groups, government agencies and grant foundations.

Stylists from Smart Style of Spring Mills gave three dozen haircuts to students last Friday evening. Photo courtesy of Dawn Beal