Praying for a safe start to school in Ocean Springs

Praying for a safe start to school in Ocean Springs

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Students in the Ocean Springs School district go back to school on August 10, but they are coming together before than to make sure the have a safe and fun return.

On Thursday, August 6 there will be an annual community wide back-to-school prayer service at the Ocean Springs Upper Elementary auditorium. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. The prayer service is part of a partnership between the Ocean Springs School System and local churches.

School Supt. Bonita Coleman-Potter said the ecumenical prayer service is a way to usher in the new school year. Officials are asking people who attend the event to bring donations for Backpack Buddies.

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