The Fourth Annual Christian Family Fun Day will be held Saturday, September 19 at the Grover King VFW Post 1115 in Hillsville from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
“It’s a Christian Family Fun Day and that is exactly what it is – for the Lord. There is so much anti-Christian sentiment now, so many people have the wrong idea about Christianity,” said Anthony Newton, a member of Galax First Assembly of God, a church helping coordinate this year’s event. “This is where people can get together and enjoy music of all kinds, plenty of food, several stages with music and drama, and several skits. There are over 75 churches involved and it’s just a place for the kids to have a good time and be with their families. It’s a totally-inclusive event put on by Christians and open to the public. It is safe and 100 percent free.”
The event will start with a Ride to the Cross at 9:45 a.m. at St. Paul School in Cana, with folks leaving there at 10 a.m. to head to Hillsville. Lineup for the parade will start at 10 a.m., with the actual parade starting at 11 a.m. The parade route will go down Hillsville’s Main Street and cross over to U.S. 58 toward the VFW.
Free food at the event will include hot dogs, pinto beans and cornbread. There will also be a healthy menu with healthy sandwiches. There will also be plenty of other activities and games for children. The Gideon’s will also be there with plenty of free religious literature.
Newton said the theme of this year’s Christian Family Fun Day is “Kindness.”
“We had about 3,000 people last year and we are expecting the Lord to do even more this year. Our key is letting people have a good, clean, wholesome time and to hopefully get one person the message of the cross,” Newton said. “There will be an altar call when the band finishes and we will be spread throughout the entire complex with the literature and any type of help anyone needs. This activity is just what our Lord would do – he said just get together.”
In case of rain, visit the following website, http://carrollcochurcheve.wix.com/cffd, for information, or call (276) 733-5227. Newton wants citizens to know people will be at the event to help with anything someone may be struggling with in their personal life.
“The way the world is now, people are getting discouraged and they don’t see all positive things from Christianity. We just had a revival at our church with 1,000 people. We had people as far as Marion come to our church,” Newton said. “The Christian Family Fun Day is growing and open to everyone. We have the prayer tent and we have had many salvations there, people that come with burdened hearts, people trying to fight addictions, and people who have been released from prison who are trying to get back on their feet. It’s always a lot of fun and it’s free.”
There will be one last meeting about the Christian Family Fun Day on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Joy Ranch. Anyone may attend.
Allen Worrell can be reached at (276) 779-4062 or on Twitter@AWorrellTCN