Church hosts back to school bash for community

6 days 22 hours 25 minutes ago Saturday, August 12 2017 Aug 12, 2017 Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:06:00 PM CDT August 12, 2017 in News
By: Jasmyn Willis, KOMU 8 Reporter

FULTON - Kids got to spend the day having fun before heading back to school. Heartland Church held a back to school bash. 

The event was open to the community. There was a bounce house, face painting, photo booth, parachute activity, balloon animals, among other games that kids were able to play. The church also provided food at the event.

Children's ministry leader Melanie Stotler said the back to school bash is a way to get kids excited about going back to school.

"So this is just kind of a community outreach that we like to do to encourage families to come out and have a great time," Stolter said. "It's free and lets people know a little bit about our church and what we do. It is a way to support our community and get kids excited and ready to go back to school."

Stotler said the kids were most excited about the face painting and cotton candy.

Grace Stone attended the back to school bash and said all the activities were fun but she was looking forward to one in particular.

"The bounce house because I have a trampoline," Stone said. "I love to jump on it and it's kind of the same thing."

Another kid who attended the event Mariah Shirley, is entering the fourth grade. She said she was looking forward to recess and P.E. this school year. Shirley said she was excited about the getting her face painted. 

Third grader Memphis Eckert who was dressed like a clown said the clown booth was the best part.

"You get to put clown clothes on and dress up like a clown and take pictures," Eckert said.

Allie Hufstedler who is also entering the third grade was excited to get a pink and purple butterfly face painting at the bash.

 

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