By Baxter Colburn
As students in Kewaunee County head back to school in September, many will lack the required supplies needed to be properly prepared for the year. The reality, some families just do not have the funds to purchase basic necessities for their kids. Enter Lakeside Community Church and Shaun Schmiling. Thanks to Schmiling’s planning, the “Back to School Block Party” in Algoma became the perfect answer for families and students in need. The best part about the event for Schmiling is actually what many attendees don’t see.
Lakeside has provided similar events in the past, however, this type of event is a first. Schmiling hopes the block party becomes an annual happening. Over 20 families will receive the needed supplies to make this coming school year a success, and it is all thanks to the hard work from Schmiling and her team at Lakeside Community Church.