Graybeal, who became aware of the backpack program through United Way, said she wanted to raise awareness on the hunger insecurities in the community.
“Besides raising the money, I really wanted to get the community on a county level to look and see there are a lot of people here who are hungry,” Graybeal said. “It’s about raising awareness, taking a step back and collectively deciding to do good here at home in our backyard. We need to make sure our kids go to school with full stomachs.”
In addition to the downtown open house, a Lighting Ceremony is planned for 6:30 p.m. at Little Turtle Waterway.
Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her: @PharosAES.
If you go WHAT: Downtown Christmas Open House WHERE: Start at the Depot, Fourth and Melbourne, and then visit downtown merchants WHEN: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday