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Welcome to the Friday Five, where The Register asks five questions to preview local events or highlight area artists.

On Saturday, Full Gospel Tabernacle, located at 762 Kirksville Road in Richmond, is hosting its annual Back-to-School Bash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Robyn Morefield, one of the event's coordinators, provides more details.

1 How did the Back-to-School Bash get started?

Ten years ago, one of the members of Full Gospel Tabernacle had some very good clothing to give away that her twins had outgrown and she spoke to member, Sandy Gullett, one of our youth group leaders who has a passion for children. Sandy shared that after that conversation, Jesus spoke to her heart about implementing a Back-to-School program to give away clothing for the less fortunate families.

2 How has the event changed over the years?

The program now includes haircuts by licensed specialists, shoes, a meal and things for children, such as a puppet show, face painting and crafts were created and directed by Cathy Jo McAllister.

3 Who all can participate in the event?

Anyone who is a student from pre-school to grade 12.

4 What can people expect at the Bash?

They are welcomed upon arrival and we have people in our church who will make them comfortable with the process.

5 Will anything else be going on at the event Saturday?

Students will receive backpacks, school supplies and new and gently used clothing. The event is from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.

Five more for the weekend, week ahead:

• Guided Hike at the Pinnacles, today, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. each day at the Forestry Outreach Center, 2047 Big Hill Road, Berea. Weather permitting, a Forestry Outreach Center volunteer or staff member will lead educational hikes on varying trails in the BC Forest. For more information, call 859-756-3315.

• "The Merchant of Venice," today and Saturday from 8-10 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 p.m., at The Spotlight Playhouse, 214 Richmond Rd. N., Berea. In this performance, Shylock asks for a pound of flesh as part of a loan contract (weird), Bassanio agrees to it (weirder), and Portia saves the day by cross-dressing and pretending to practice the law (perfectly normal).

• Madison County Fair and Horse Show at the Madison County Fairgrounds through Aug. 3. For a full schedule of events, visit

• Made by Mercy concert, Saturday, 6 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 343 Big Hill Ave., Richmond. Everyone welcome.

• Jammin' on the Porch, Thursday at 7 p.m., Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 W Jefferson St., Berea. Bring your instrument and join in the jam session. Father and daughter duo, Lewis and Donna Lamb host the event. For more information, call the Berea Welcome Center at 800-598-5263 or 859-986-2540.

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