JONESVILLE — A “Back To School Bash” sponsored by four churches drew a large crowd of children and adults who enjoyed a Sunday afternoon of family fun that included a Christian message of God’s love.
The Back To School Bash was held Sunday, Aug. 23 at the old Jonesville High School football field behind the Jonesville Municipal Complex. The four-hour event was open to the public and no admission was charged.
It began at 4 p.m. and over the next four hours a large crowd made up primarily of families attended the event, with parents and grandparents watching as their children and grandchildren took part in a number of games and activities including a bouncy house and an inflatable slide, horse rides, face painting, and prize competitions. Children were also able to get their hair cut during the event.
Music filled the air throughout the event along with the smell of such tasty treats as hamburgers and hot dogs grilled at the site. Just as no admission was charged for those attending, the food was also free.
The bash also featured a car show and door prizes.
While it was intended to be a time of fun for the whole family, the bash also had a serious, spiritual purpose as well.
The event was sponsored by Jonesville Baptist Church, Bethany Baptist Church, Foster Chapel Baptist Church, and Oakbrook Community Church. The churches sponsored the event in order to build on the success of a community revival held in April. The goal of the churches was to continue bringing the community together and to continue bringing people closer to God.
By sponsoring the event, the churches hoped to provide the community with greater insight into them as centers of the Christian faith and, most importantly of all, to let all those in attendance know that God loves them.
Rev. Anthony Wilson, pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, said that the focus of the event was the love that flows between community and church. He said that the event was a success and that the churches involved are looking forward to doing more such events as part of their ministry to the community.
“We look forward to doing more things in the future, as we strive to bring the community closer together,” Wilson said.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.