By JESSICA BARNETT
St. Andrew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 914 West Blvd South, will hold a free family and community carnival from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22, outside the church.
The carnival will be run by ninth through twelfth graders and a few college students. The games and activities will mostly be for children pre-kindergarten to eighth grade, according to the organizer of the event, Laurie Pancoast.
The carnival is being sponsored by the Senior High Youth at the church.
“We thought it would be a good service project for them and also bring together the community,” Pancoast said.
Pancoast hopes that the carnival will become an annual event.
The carnival will consist of multiple games with prizes for children, slip and slides, a dunk tank, craft activities, balloon animals and more.
Candy, school supplies, and toys were donated to the church for game prizes.
“That’s one of the reasons we could do this and do it for free,” Pancoast said.
Rock Bridge junior Savannah Pounds, 16, is one of 20 volunteers for the event.
“I figured it would be kind of cool to do stuff, “ she said.
Pounds has been working at the church making signs and having meetings with the other volunteers in preparation for the event. She said she looks forward to reaching out to the community.
“We thought it would be a good outreach program for people that don’t belong to a church,” Pancoast said. “It’s also a good way for all of our church members to kind of have a time to gather together and basically have a good time.”