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No Walls serves 336 as students prepare for school year

An overcast day with mild temperatures created the perfect setting for the fourth annual No Walls Community Day in Mathews. The event, which has a goal of reaching young people in the community, is a joint effort of a number of the county’s churches; it was held Saturday afternoon at Port Fun Park.

During the event, which focuses on free food, fun and fellowship for all ages, school-aged participants had an opportunity to take home backpacks and other needed supplies before the start of school on Tuesday.

“The final tally of folks prayed over, fed, and blessed with backpacks and school supplies” was 336, according to a post on the No Walls Community Day Facebook page.

No Walls Community Day was born out of a conversation between Pastors Johnathan Waldon of First Baptist Church, Mathews, and Patrick Billups of Relevant Church, Mathews.

“This conversation entailed the idea of doing a joint event between the two churches to reach the young people in our community,” said Olivia Torain,...

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