Community Backpack Festival
On August 24th, 2019 John Wesley, Mt. Zion, and Eastport United Methodist Churches invited the community to the 2019 Community Backpack Festival. This festival had community building at its heart, but as a bonus, attendees learned fire safety, climbed on a fire truck, learned how to do well academically, how to set and meet your fun life goals, eat healthy foods, how to protect our Bay, they received free library cards, or how to walk or bike to school safely.
We had well over 600 people come for a backpack full of school supplies, and stay for the fun Moon Bounce and fire trucks.
Serving Together is a partnership of Mt. Zion, John Wesley, and Eastport United Methodist Churches.
The following community partners made it a huge success: Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis Fire Department, Annapolis Police Community Service Officers, AA Co Public Library, AA Co Public Schools, Charting Careers, Eastport Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Marshals, NAACP, Office of Emergency Preparedness, the offices of State Senator Sarah Elfreth, House of Representative Delegate Alice Cain, and Seeds 4 Success.