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Falling into family fun

| October 14, 2013

WARSAW – Families enjoyed good food and fun during the annual fall festival at New Beginnings Ministries in Warsaw this past Sunday. Pastor Bill Dunfee said, “It’s an annual event for us, our fall festival. It’s actually an alternative to Halloween for our ministry and we also open it up to the community. We bring the inflatables in and have some other games and activities, a hog roast and all the good food that goes along with it. It’s an opportunity for the families to get together, to get to know each other and to give back to our community.”

“This is just a way to invest, there’s no fee, and the church sponsors the whole things. We’re thankful for everybody that makes it happen and thankful for the community working with us, to allow us to shut the street down to make more room for more folks along the way.”

“The kids love it; it’s the highlight of the year for them. We used to do some of the typical stuff, face painting and those creative ideas like catching the slippery pig and everything else and then one year we did the inflatables and the next thing you know – we had them going simultaneously – and those other activities – the kids weren’t even interested in the other activities. So we said, if that’s what they like, then that’s what we’ll bring.”

“We’re blessed – as a church we have a lot of children, we’re thankful for that. We’re hoping that with the invitations to the community and our outreach efforts the community will come in. I do see some new faces and some children we haven’t seen along the way so we’re excited about that. Hopefully when it’s all done and over with everybody will be able to leave and say, “That was really enjoyable to spend some time together and it was just a blessed day.”

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