BLOCK PARTY: Community uniting for kids

COLUMBIA CITY – Children playing at Morsches Park is not an uncommon occurrence on a summer Saturday morning. However, this Saturday, the park will serve two purposes – fun and function.The Salvation Army of Whitley County has been collecting school supplies for Whitley County children in need. Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Morsches Park in Columbia City, school-aged children can receive supplies to help ease the financial burden parents face when preparing for school to start.“There is a big need,” said Pat Mossburg ministries coordinator for the Salvation Army. “Last year we saw about 500 kids, and I expect this year we will see about 600. The need grows every year. As prices go up in other areas, parents need ways to help fill the gap.”To read the rest of this story, see the August 2 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.