Family Fun Fest…A free community event
By Jenny Johnson – Family Fest is back! CrossPointe Community Church, 36125 Glenwood, is hosting their annual one-day festival from 12-5 p.m. on Aug. 23. Members of the church will provide a free day of family friendly fun for the entire community. Last year they had over 5,000 people in attendance.
They will offer games, rides, music, hot foods, cold foods, drinks, and a classic car show. The kids will enjoy bounce houses, hayrides, petting zoo, face painting, crafts, pony rides and more.
The car show will start at 8 a.m. and the first 500 cars will get spots on the field. There is no registration fee and participants will receive goodie bags and there will be giveaways and trophies. If you have a classic car, please plan to join the fun.
They are cooking for 5,000 people this year so bring your kids, neighbors, family, and friends. This is the largest single day event in Wayne and it is all generously offered for free. All you have to do is get a wristband at the registration table and that allows you to eat the food, play the games and enjoy the other activities.
It takes about 200 volunteers an entire year to plan for Family Fest. Pastor Phil DiLernia said the members of CrossPointe look forward to welcoming visitors.
Besides Family Fest CrossPointe is a very active church. They have been serving the community for more than 100 years. It was formerly First Baptist Church of Wayne.
They reach out every chance they get with community dinners, a clothes closet and food pantry to help the needy. They sponsor the Marshmallow Drop at Attwood Park on Good Friday. The youth group goes on mission trips and organizes free sports leagues like floor hockey and basketball for elementary students.
Their services are at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays. They also have multiple studies and activities during the week.
CrossPointe is located on Glenwood between Elizabeth and Newburgh. Parking will be available in the church parking lot and parking attendants will be on hand to help drivers. For more information on Family Fest, visit www.crosspointecommunitychurch.org or go to Facebook.com/CrossPointeCommunityChurch.