Emmanuel Baptist benefit serves 'greater purpose' for families interested in adoption

Kids' Big Splash Day

Kids' Big Splash Day raised almost $500 for Crestview Orphan Care, an Emmanuel Baptist Church ministry, according to church officials.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 at 07:11 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Crestview Orphan Care has almost $500 in additional funding after a water-filled day of fun at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

More than 100 children enjoyed two inflatable water slides during the Kids' Big Splash Day, a Wednesday benefit at the church.

Baker resident Dr. Mary Starr Carter said getting her children, Sarah Grace and Joshua, to the event was easy.

“What kid wouldn’t want to do this all day?” she asked as she watched her 4-year-old son take numerous trips down the water slides.

Still, Carter didn't lose sight of the real cause.  

Funds raised will benefit the church’s adoption fund, which provides grants to church members looking to adopt a child.

“The greater purpose is to help (the church) raise money,” she said. “I’ve noticed … that this church is big into helping parents with adoption, because we know how expensive that is.”

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