Sum­mer­fest and Church Olympics help stu­dents be­fore school starts

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - Staff re­ports

The an­nual gath­er­ing of the church com­mu­nity and lo­cal youth ahead of the start of school brought hun­dreds out to take part in the 21st an­nual Youth Sum­mer­fest and Church Olympics at the Bert Wood Youth and Recre­ation Cen­ter in Cedar­town ahead of the start of the school year.

Hun­dreds of back­packs full of school sup­plies were handed out to youth through all the grades in Polk County dur­ing the an­nual event or­ga­nized to help those in need in the com­mu­nity. The event also saw Vic­tory Bap­tist Church bring their Christ­mas in July to the park as well.

Fam­i­lies also got a chance to take home a gro­cery bag of sup­plies, en­joy a free lunch and youth also got a free hair­cut ahead of the start of the school year.

Along with the give­away, Olympic-style games for youth and se­niors brought gen­er­a­tions to­gether for fun and fel­low­ship.

Con­trib­uted-Courtney ripoll

Par­tic­i­pants left loaded down with sup­plies ahead of the start of the school year from the Youth Sum­mer­fest and Church Olympics, who also part­nered with Vic­tory Bap­tist Church for their Christ­mas in July event in 2019.

Con­trib­uted-gail Con­ner

A pa­rade was held be­fore the start of Olympic-style games at the 2019 Youth Sum­mer­fest and Church Olympics, who also part­nered with the Christ­mas in July event held by Vic­tory Bap­tist Church.

Con­trib­uted by gail Con­ner

Youth got free hair­cuts dur­ing the an­nual event at Bert Wood Park.

Con­trib­uted-Courtney ripoll

Youth sprinted in a race dur­ing the Youth Sum­mer­fest and Church Olympics on Satur­day, July 27, 2019.

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