The New Church Without Walls in Inverness staged its back-to-school backpack giveaway Sunday, Aug. 1. The Rev. Doug Alexander, pastor, said about 500 backpacks were available to be given away to youngsters preparing to return to school in the next week or so.

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According to Pastor Teresa "Lady T." Alexander, rain may have slowed things down a little and kept some people away, but for anyone in need who wasn’t able to make it to the church Sunday, there might be supplies left over. Alexander asked people to call 352-344-2425, ext. 1, Tuesday through Thursday to find out how to pick those up.