People & Pets Extravaganza
The 6th annual People & Pets Extravaganza was held July 11, 2015. Approximately 300 people plus pets attended. Over 250 hot dogs and cups of lemonade were given away. A big thank you to all who helped make this event a big success. This could not have been done without the efforts of the organizing committee and approximately 50 volunteers.
There were over 514 pounds of food donated for people which went to Operation Love and Stepping Stones. There were over 260 pounds of food and pet items donated which was divided between The Animal Protection League, The Humane Society, and Ernie's Heart Pet Food Pantry. The pet organizations also received a total of $515 from donations and items they sold. Pastor Gina and Patrika Kennedy blessed 29 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 cockatiel.
There were 20 vendors in the Family Life Center and some of them brought their pets. Several commented that they can't wait to come back next year. Children of several age groups enjoyed the 3 bounce houses all day. The younger children enjoyed the craft table and children of all ages, including adults, participated in face painting and hair spraying. Music by several volunteer groups was enjoyed during the day. Thanks to the Madison County Sheriff's Department for bringing their antique sheriff's car. Thanks to the Anderson Fire Department for bringing the fire truck.
The plans for the 2016 People n Pets Extravaganza are already under way!! If helping people or animals is a passion for you, please join us. You can call the church office (644-0949) to offer to help!