Cove event

Hayley Sawyer and Ben Cunningham take a commemorative picture in the photo area of the inaugural Lil’ Dawg and Lil’ Lady Dawg Homecoming Dance. The second annual event is held Saturday and will feature dancing, food, entertainment and a special red carpet walk.

COPPERAS COVE — Nearly 70 percent of Copperas Cove ISD’s students are enrolled in the free and reduced price meal plan at their respective schools. As the percentage of families in-need continues to climb, CCISD is now offering free breakfast to all students in the district. But what happens to those students who cannot afford to eat on the weekends when they are not in school?

Williams/Ledger Elementary first grader and the reigning Jr. Mister Five Hills Jackson Gibbs is hosting the 2nd Annual Lil’ Dawg and Lil’ Lady Dawg Homecoming Dance on Saturday to create a weekend backpack program at his school to provide meals for his fellow students.

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