A free day of fun for families is planned Sunday afternoon by the First Christian Church at 2525 Second Ave. The church’s first Community Fun Day is open to everyone without charge. Activities will be going on 2-5 p.m., followed by an outdoor worship service. (Rick Hickman / American Press)
Last Modified: Thursday, June 06, 2013 10:22 AM
A free day of fun for families is planned Sunday, June 9, by the First Christian Church at 2525 Second Ave. The church’s first Community Fun Day is open to everyone without charge. Activities will be going on from 2-5 p.m., followed by an outdoor worship service.
“It was an idea I had because, for one thing, I have four kids and love any opportunity to have good family fun with them at little to no cost,” Sabrina Feilen, a committee member, said. “Secondly, I think a church should always make a point to reach out to the community and help in any way it can. I sincerely hope this day turns out like we planned and many families are able to come out and have some fun.”
There will be a big combo fun jump/slide donated by Jump City Empire LLC. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers and pulled pork with chips and drinks.
“We will also have a snow cone and popcorn machines. Face painting will be offered, and a number of little crafts are planned for children. Games include sack races, bucket game from Bozo the Clown days, duck pond, ring toss, guess the amount of candy in a jar, clothes pin drops and a bean bag toss. We will also have a Plinko board, fish toss and a dartless balloon toss built by Mike Taylor.
Mrs. Karla Temple is planning a photo booth for families to get pictures. DJ Scott Duplechian will add music.
“We will also be doing a bake sale and a split-the-pot raffle just for a little extra fun and to help offset the cost of the day,” Feilen said. “But all in all, the church is doing this for the community, and we have no problem footing this bill.”
“At about 5 o’clock we will wrap up the day and go into an outdoor worship, weather permitting, full of beautiful worship music headed up by Teddy Nall,” she said.
“This event will be free to anyone and everyone who shows up. It is designed to simply be a fun, relaxing day for everyone in the community. We’re doing this to reach out to give families a free day of fun. No strings are attached. We just want people to come out and have a good time with their families.”
The church growth committee is heading the program. Members are Stearns Rogers, chairman; Stacy Eastwood , cochairman; Billie Rogers; Harry Louviere; Carmen Louviere; Mrs. Karla Temple and Feilen.