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Carter Caves State Resort Park raises $8,000 for school backpack program to help feed hungry children

Carter Caves State Resort Park has raised $8,000 to support a backpack program in Carter County schools that helps feed hungry children.

The park accepted cash and food donations during its recent Halloween Haunted Trail. Besides the money, about 700 food items were donated.

Carter Caves Park Manager Chris Perry (left) stands with Vicki and Doug Boster, who donated food to the park’s food drive.

The money and food will be divided among 10 schools, with each school receiving $800. Children who need food are given a backpack with food to take home on weekends.

“Our park staff and our community are glad to pitch in to help these children,” Park Manager Chris Perry said. “It’s something we look forward to every year.”

The park near Olive Hill will host a distribution event on Nov. 4, at noon. Representatives of the schools and the park will attend.

From Kentucky State Parks

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