Grace Clark enjoys a snow cone at the First Baptist Church Block Party held Sept. 14.

On Sunday, September 15, the First Baptist Church hosted their seventh annual block party, with approximately 120 guests. The entire community was invited to attend and take part in the many activities planned for the afternoon at St. Jude’s park. This year, the activities were set up mostly in the street due to the park being saturated from rainfall earlier in the day. Residents of all age groups were seen visiting and enjoying the days planned events.

The event started promptly at 3:30 p.m. with a day of activities planned. Upon arrival, guests were encouraged to register and obtain a nametag and encouraged to grab popcorn and a snow cone to help keep cool in the afternoon heat. The churches youth group and church members assisted in games for the children. Each could win small prizes for participating in the various recreational activities. Children could be seen throughout the day, with the young artists colorful designs painted on several happy faces. Also available, was children’s games for those attending to participate in. There were also two bounce houses available for the children to enjoy, along with an obstacle course to compete in. Parents and family members took the time to visit and fellowship with each other while the youngsters took advantage of all the planned events.

After the games were concluded, everyone gathered in the church’s fellowship hall to listen to Senior Pastor Chad McMath gave a gospel presentation of how people can find forgiveness through the cross. Next, all the guests formed two lines to enjoy walking tacos, free to everyone attending. There were cupcakes and drinks available as well.

After everyone received their food, the event ended with BB’s Ice Cream, which was also provided free. Adults and children, alike were seen taking delight in one of the town’s favorite cool treat.

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