Ready, set, launchPublished 9:08am Thursday, April 19, 2012
South Point church to launch rockets
SOUTH POINT — Not many people get to experience a rocket launch. Even fewer people get to participate in the construction of a rocket, until now.
No, this is not a NASA mission into the depths of space. But for one day, individuals have the chance to build and launch a small-scale rocket.
The Tri-State Worship Center in South Point will host a rocket build and launch at 10:30 a.m. April 21.
“We are trying to get kids and parents to bond,” Teresa Adams, Sunday school teacher, said. “It’s a chance to fellowship with each other.”
All of the materials, along with a free lunch, are provided at no cost.
“We are pretty excited about it,” Adams said. “Everyone has a good time.”
Anyone can participate but all of the kids must have at least one adult to assist them.
Last year, 30 kids participated in the event. This year, approximately 40 people have already made reservations. Church officials have materials to build 75 rockets but can obtain more if needed.
Donations are welcomed but not expected. Anyone interested in donating can contact Pastor Terry Wagner during the event.
Church officials are responsible for the cleanup after the event but volunteers are welcome to contribute.
To RSVP, contact Teresa Adams at 740-547-6152.