DETROIT (WWJ) – From bike and backpack giveaways to carnival rides and free haircuts -one Detroit church has rolled out the stops for its annual back to school event.

School 3 (SDavis)Greater Grace Temple Church pastor Charles Ellis announced the names of several prize winners on Tuesday during the back to school event which saw a crowd of over 2,000 people.

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WWJ’s Stephanie Davis asked 12-year-old Nigel Daniel if he’s ready to head back to school:

“Not really but I guess I’m going to have to get ready for it,” he said.

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Ellis says the back to school supply give-a-way was born out of the concern that teachers, who are so often digging into their own purses to make sure students have supplies, don’t take the full financial burden.School 2 (SDavis)

“It’s been a great all-around day,” said Ellis. “The kids so much need this, because again, it’s time to grind, it’s time to get back into school … because education is where it’s at.”

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The church handed out over 1,300 backpacks to school kids during the event.