By Susan Hiland
Summer is drawing to a close and school is about to begin, but many children will start the school year without some basic supplies.
That’s where the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Resource Fair comes in.
The event Saturday gave parents a chance to get a free backpack with school supplies and learn about programs offered in Solano County to benefit low-income families.
St. Mark’s for the past eight years has hosted its back-to-school day event with more than 1,200 families coming to get a free backpack. This year the number will also include 350 empty backpacks that will be distributed later to children who are in need.