Aug 23, 2014
August 23, 2014
Saturday, 2-5 PM
Setup 10:00 am
Just 3 weeks till Family Festival. Please be praying for this major outreach to bless the children and families of Reedsport.
What can I do?
Sort through your clothes or check with your neighbor for clothes to give away at the clothing exchange. We especially need children’s clothes that are clean and useable.
Bring in school supplies or give an offering to help fill in where needed on school supplies Just mark your envelope: Family Festival.
We are especially looking for these items this year:
Pencils, crayons (24 ct.), Colored Pencils, Washable Markers, pencil boxes, glue and glue sticks, notebooks, filler paper, and peechee folders. Other items like pencil sharpeners and rulers etc. are appreciated.
Sign up to help at a booth. Volunteers are needed for lots of booths:
Food: hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, pop
Fun: toddler booth, giant slide, face painting, hair cutting, balloons, fishpond, ????
Registration and door prizes.
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August 6, 2014
Contact Person: Terry Plotz 271-4414 or 662-0095
Or Leann Stuller 541-662-0370
For release the week of August 11, 2014
12th Annual Family Festival is just around the corner.
Plans are being finalized for the 12th annual Family Festival to be held at the Foursquare Church August 23rd from 2-5. Over the last 11 years, volunteers have given away over 2000 backpacks of school supplies, hundreds of hot dogs, snow cones, Italian sodas and bags of popcorn as Reedsport Children and their parents have come to prepare for school.
Thanks to the generosity of Reedsport donors everything is free and filled with fun. There will be a giant slide, pre-school area, face painting, balloon animals, a fish pond, and much more. It is hoped there will be free amateur haircuts, bike repair and more. Representatives from the school, SMART reader program, Highland pool, and other organizations will share important information regarding resources for students and their families.
Good used children and young adult clothing is still needed for the clothing exchange and can be dropped at the church. Also, anyone wishing to help by donating school supplies can drop them off at the church or call 541-271-4414 to arrange for pick-up. This event really blesses the Reedsport children with nearly 1/3 of them receiving school supplies. Reedsport Foursquare is located at 2900 Frontage Rd in Reedsport.
Update for Family Festival 2014
Just wanted to let you know how Family Festival turned out.
This was probably the second largest turn out in 12 years. Well over 400 people attended the event with 210 backpacks of school supplies given out. Thanks to the generous folks in Reedsport the backpacks were well stocked with school supplies. Participants enjoyed over 300 hot dogs, 550 sno-cones, Italian Sodas, Popcorn, and lemonade. They played games, slid down a giant slide, carried away bags and bags of clothes that had been donated, got their bikes tuned up and had a chance to visit with representatives from SMART reading at Highland elementary and new Highland principle, Becky Lupton. Highland pool gave away free passes, the Williams Family provided the kids with some amazing balloon animals and volunteers painted many smiling faces. Thanks to some area hair dressers, bunches of kids got free haircuts to look sharp for their pictures at school registration.
All in all this was one of the best Family Festivals ever thanks to the generous donations of many Reedsport businesses and individuals and the servant hearts of the 40 plus volunteers who made it happen. There are a few backpacks left. You can contact the church at 541-271-4414. Any leftover supplies will be delivered to the schools next week.
Thanks! Any questions give me a call at 541-662-0095
Have a great day!