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No Walls Community Day to be a drive-thru event

The fifth annual No Walls Community Day will take place on Saturday, Aug. 22 in the Mathews High School student parking lot.

No Walls Community Day is a cooperative effort between Mathews County’s ministers, churches and community leaders to supply backpacks and school supplies to school-age students, said the Rev. Jason Hess, who is co-chairing the event with the Rev. Brett Isernhagen. Hess is in charge of St. Thomas Anglican Mission and Isernhagen is pastor at Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church.

This year’s event, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be a drive-thru distribution, Hess said. Prior years have featured festive group events and distributions. For 2020, a color-coded system has been established designating gender and school. Volunteers will wear masks.

In addition to the Community Day event, No Walls will also be releasing a prerecorded panel discussion involving a few Mathews pastors involved in No Walls: Hess, Isernhagen, Pastor Patrick Billups of Re...

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