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Opening the school year with prayer

Ocean Springs Superintendent Bonita Coleman-Potter takes part in a prayer service to open the 2015-16 school year.
Ocean Springs Superintendent Bonita Coleman-Potter takes part in a prayer service to open the 2015-16 school year.

Ocean Springs School District Superintendent Bonita Coleman-Potter and clergy are uniting for a back-to-school prayer service Aug. 2.

The service will start at 6:30 p.m. at Oak Park Elementary School and is part of a continuing partnership between the school system and churches. A similar service was held last year.

St. Paul Methodist Church members are accepting donations of school supplies for children in need. They’ll also be collecting an offering for the Backpack Buddies Program. The program feeds hungry children in Ocean Springs.

The first day of school in the district is Aug. 4.

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