LAUREL HILL — New Hope Ministries is bringing the fun — fest — to Gene Clary Park Aug. 30.
Youth Funfest activities will include a water slide, dunking booth, volleyball and basketball activities, face painting, an obstacle course, and a back-to-school fashion and talent show.
Several activities will feature cash prizes, organizers said.
No entry fee is required to attend, but the church will collect donations through food sales and game participation.
Proceeds will benefit a future New Hope youth group trip to the Six Flags amusement park in Georgia.
The church couldn't raise enough funds for a youth trip this year, event organizer Jeanette Wade said.
“They didn’t get to go anywhere this year,” she said. “This is our way of giving them something fun to do.”
Changing the venue should help, the Rev. Willie Williams said. The church usually hosts social events, but organizers hope that bringing the Funfest to Gene Clary Park will encourage more community involvement.
“In Laurel Hill, there isn’t much to do,” Williams said. “The purpose is to give these kids something to do.”
WANT TO GO?
WHAT: Youth Funfest
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30
WHERE: Gene Clary Park, on the corner of New Ebenezer Road and Park Street in Laurel Hill
CONTACT: Jeanette Wade, 334-343-4554