A blessing to begin the new year


Students bring their book bags to be blessed.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Wightman’s Praise Band performs during the Back-to-School Blessing and Celebration.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

During the celebration youths played football and other games in the park.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Not only were bookbags blessed, but youths also received free school supplies, donated by local churches and non-profits.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The children were excited to fill up their bags.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Food including popcorn, hot dogs and sno-cones were given out during the event.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Many relaxed while sitting in the shade.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Ames is ready to get his supplies.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Youths enjoy wearing their bookbags while eating hot dogs and listening to music.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Many youths were able to fill up their bookbags before the start of school today.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

All children had to do before getting supplies was register.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Rev. Michael Price gives a devotion before the bookbags are blessed.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Wightman United Methodist pastor Brian Rainwater prepares to bless the book bags.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Youths of all ages gather around for the blessing.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Students bring their book bags to be blessed.

Wightman’s Praise Band performs during the Back-to-School Blessing and Celebration.

During the celebration youths played football and other games in the park.

Not only were bookbags blessed, but youths also received free school supplies, donated by local churches and non-profits.

The children were excited to fill up their bags.

Food including popcorn, hot dogs and sno-cones were given out during the event.

Many relaxed while sitting in the shade.

Ames is ready to get his supplies.

Youths enjoy wearing their bookbags while eating hot dogs and listening to music.

Many youths were able to fill up their bookbags before the start of school today.

All children had to do before getting supplies was register.

The Rev. Michael Price gives a devotion before the bookbags are blessed.

Wightman United Methodist pastor Brian Rainwater prepares to bless the book bags.

Youths of all ages gather around for the blessing.

Students bring their book bags to be blessed.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0226.jpgStudents bring their book bags to be blessed. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Wightman’s Praise Band performs during the Back-to-School Blessing and Celebration.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0155.jpgWightman’s Praise Band performs during the Back-to-School Blessing and Celebration. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

During the celebration youths played football and other games in the park.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0158.jpgDuring the celebration youths played football and other games in the park. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Not only were bookbags blessed, but youths also received free school supplies, donated by local churches and non-profits.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0172.jpgNot only were bookbags blessed, but youths also received free school supplies, donated by local churches and non-profits. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The children were excited to fill up their bags.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0177.jpgThe children were excited to fill up their bags. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Food including popcorn, hot dogs and sno-cones were given out during the event.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0182.jpgFood including popcorn, hot dogs and sno-cones were given out during the event. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Many relaxed while sitting in the shade.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0191.jpgMany relaxed while sitting in the shade. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Ames is ready to get his supplies.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0193.jpgAmes is ready to get his supplies. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Youths enjoy wearing their bookbags while eating hot dogs and listening to music.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0197.jpgYouths enjoy wearing their bookbags while eating hot dogs and listening to music. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Many youths were able to fill up their bookbags before the start of school today.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0212.jpgMany youths were able to fill up their bookbags before the start of school today. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

All children had to do before getting supplies was register.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0214.jpgAll children had to do before getting supplies was register. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Rev. Michael Price gives a devotion before the bookbags are blessed.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0216.jpgThe Rev. Michael Price gives a devotion before the bookbags are blessed. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Wightman United Methodist pastor Brian Rainwater prepares to bless the book bags.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0217.jpgWightman United Methodist pastor Brian Rainwater prepares to bless the book bags. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Youths of all ages gather around for the blessing.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0218.jpgYouths of all ages gather around for the blessing. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer
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