Church fair benefits youth department

Published 12:36 am Sunday, September 13, 2015

Although rain played a factor on Saturday, the Ohio Furnace Enterprise Baptist Church still hosted its fall festival to raise money for the church’s youth department.

“This is the sixth year we’ve had our festival and it’s grown since our first,” Kyle Storms, assistant youth director at the church, said. “Today we have about 10 vendors, food, inflatables, games, Batman and live Christian music. Normally the whole yard is filled with vendors but the weather put a little bit of a damper on things so we had to move part of it indoors.”

Vendors that were there included Younique makeup, Paparazzi Jewelry, Thirty-One bags and purses, Advocare, Scentsy, Jamberry Nails, It Works, Lesage Water, people selling arts and crafts, homemade candy, soy candles, homemade jewelry, sewn goods and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital gave free health screenings.

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Performing Christian music at the festival were Micah Crider, Terry Webb, Andy McGinnis and Andy Knipp.

Storms said the church youth department hosts a free youth camp each year for area teens and this is a great event that helps make that happen.

“We’ve seen upwards of 300 people here before. It’s free and we make money off of the vendors with a set up fee and sell concessions. It’s one of our youth group’s biggest fundraisers.”