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Central Bench Back-to-School Carnival

Wright Community Congregational Church of Christ, Sunday, Aug. 12

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When smoke thickens the air and the mercury creeps into triple digits, Idahoans know it's time to swap the trappings of summer for the unsharpened pencils and new clothes that signal another year at school. But before that moment arrives, Wright Community Church is giving Bench-dwellers a last hurrah in the form of its Central Bench Back-to-School Carnival—a long afternoon packed with fun and games, carnival food, and turns at the bounce house and dunk tank. If that isn't enough to inspire you to leave your air conditioning for an afternoon outdoors, consider this: Proceeds from the event will help Jefferson Elementary build new reading centers. So even if you don't live there, head to the Bench to show support for the next generation of readers.