WOW! What a week this has been! Although the Health & Safety Fair was on August 6th, plans and preparation have been going on for months. Here is our praise report:
- 850 total in attendance, including 115 POP volunteers
- 500 school bags given away (Walmart sent 3 volunteers including Assistant Mgr to help distribute)
- 75 physicals (3 doctors, and nurses from Clearwater Clinic)
- 50 haircuts
- 150 children ID’d (fingerprinted)
- 4 bikes raffled
- 60 bike helmets given out by Suncoast Epilepsy
- 28 vendors participated
What a blessing! Thanks be to God!
View Photos from the 2016 Fair!
Preparation in Weeks Past
Last week, everything came together – thanks to all of YOU who gave of your time, donated books, volunteered for setup, spent your Saturday welcoming and helping in so many different ways, and tearing down and packing up at the end. Wednesday evening was truly amazing to watch our friends from Walmart join together with members from PoP to make more than 500 backpacks filled with school supplies.
With the leftovers, more than 100 extra packages of supplies were given out. Several other little projects were also completed.
Thanks be to God and to YOU for your service! We have been truly blessed to be able to host this event for 16 years for the community.
Coordinator of Discipleship Ministries