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Local kids raise money for "Back to School Help Fair"

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Some local kids spent this week raising money to give back to other kids.

More than 70 students attended Faith Presbyterian Church's Vacation Bible School this week in Quincy.

Each day the boys and girls competed against each other to see who could raise the most money for this year's back to school help fair.

They met their goal of raising $450 which will go towards getting backpacks and school supplies for 75 kids in the Quincy area.

Organizers say some kids even gave up their own birthday money, and entire savings for the cause.

"I knew that the money was going to a good cause, and I know that it's good to learn, and it's fun to learn too," said Keturah Mikkelson.

"Sometimes people don't have the opportunity to get that, and this time it's going to be free and they don't have to go 'ok mommy can I get this because I really want this and I don't have enough money for it, and now it's free!" said Ratayia Bias.

Hope Lutheran Church of Quincy also participated in the effort.

This year's Back to School Help Fair will be on Saturday August 10th from 8 to 11am at First Baptist Church in Quincy.

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