Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - Last weekend volunteers from Element Church stuffed 2,000 backpacks full of school supplies. This weekend, those backpacks were given away at the Back to School Bash at Lion's Park.
Thousands of people turned out for the event which was only supposed to last until 1 PM but was extended because of the huge turnout. Steve Doolin, an associate pastor at the church said that they wanted to give people a "bodacious time" which they certainly did.
There was seven bounce houses set up for kids along with free food and water for everyone else who came out. Kelly Lee, who won a $10,000 scholarship at the event said that it wasn't only a great thing to do for the community but a really fun event to go to.
The event wasn't all about fun though, it was also about giving back to Cheyenne. There were very long lines to get the brand new backpacks stuffed with school supplies. Louisa Galvan waited in line for a very long time but said that it was absolutely worth it to get several backpacks for her kids.
When it was all over, 2,000 backpacks, close to 1,700 pairs of shoes, bicycles, and two $10,000 scholarships were given away free of charge to anyone who wanted them. The Back to School bash was certainly a great way to give back to the community.