New backpack

Joshua Leddon thanks Evelyn Griffin (Grandma), also an Appalachian Outreach volunteer, after getting a backpack Saturday. – STEVEN LLOYD | THE S-B

A fire alarm and visit from the Jefferson City Fire Department was an exciting way to begin the 18th Annual Appalachian Outreach (AO) Backpack Giveaway Saturday.

A simple fix was made to the cotton candy machine and the volunteers – including some from the Jefferson City Fire Department – were back to their stations.

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