Block Party 2016

The Block Party of the Year!

The Lord did it again!

We all had a wonderful time at our 11th annual Arnett Block Party on Saturday, August 6th. Volunteers started arriving at 8:30 am, and by noon when the party started we were up and rocking to the Gospel! Six churches pitched in with music, skits, Lydia’s Clothes Closet, the bike clinic, and basketball hoops, jump rope, and hula hoop contests. And, can you believe it, there wasn’t a single bad incident!

Kids were visiting Happy the Clown and getting their own balloon animals, fishing in the EO pool, checking out the fire truck and ambulance, being rescued in the smoke house, riding horses, learning to sew, getting their photo ID pictures taken inside GFM, eating free food, marveling to magic tricks and the marionette show, picking out free books from the library, checking out the Zoomobile critters, winning raffle prizes, and just plain having a great time with all of us.

Adults were taking in the whole scene, hearing about and experiencing God’s love, visiting our health booth area, picking out free clothing for their kids, enjoying the music and flag team shows, watching their kids enjoying a safe and happy day, and meeting new neighbors.

Thanks to all who helped with setup, sound, refreshments, hospitality, entertainment, and take down (all done and out of there by 5:00 pm). We’re gathering pictures for posting now, so if you have any to contribute, just get them to us and up they’ll go!

Click here to read a report by MaryDan Cooper and here to see some photos!

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