By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Rev. Jason Justus of the Madison Church of God would like to invite everyone to a Labor Day Picnic on the church grounds, Sunday, Aug. 31, from 4 – 7 p.m., at 771 NE Colin Kelly Highway.
The picnic will have free food, beverages, cotton candy, sno-cones and other treats, and promises to be a great afternoon of fun for the entire family.
Come on out and bring the kids along to enjoy the food and all the other fun activities, including a petting zoo, horse rides, horse-and-buggy rides, kiddie train rides, two bounce houses, a huge inflatable slide, numerous carnival games, and even a dunk tank.
Everything is free except the dunk tank. People will have to pay for a chance to dunk any of several town notables in the water, and all the proceeds raised will go toward missions. So far, Marcus Hawkins of the Madison City Council is scheduled to be in the dunk tank at 5 p.m., and other officials are signing up.
Children will have a chance to meet local firefighters, see a fire engine up close and met members of the K-9 Unit.
In addition to the food, fun and games, the Labor Day Picnic is part of the church’s outreach to the community, offering a prayer booth on the grounds. Those visitors with something on their hearts and minds, or those who just want to spend a little quiet time with God can stop by the booth and find someone to pray with them.
Rev. Justus invites everyone to come on by and be a part of their church family, or just stay and visit for one nice, long summer afternoon. For more information, contact (850) 973-3339.