On Saturday, September 29th, Heritage Christian Fellowship conducted its third annual Fall Festival. The proceeds from the day are to be used for refurbishing the original church building on Warwick Neck Avenue and to assist Warwick Neck Elementary School.
The bounce house was, as usual, the hit of the day. From the moment it was inflated until it was deflated, there were children constantly playing in it. In addition to the bounce house, there was a hay ride followed by pumpkin painting, a donut race (trying to be the first one to eat a donut on a string without using hands), and other games.
A craft show was held with a number of vendors selling their wares. Many people left with gifts for family and friends.
The Festival would not have been the success it was without the support our church family and many in the local community. Station Four of the Warwick Fire Department generously provided trucks for the children to explore. Kay’s Ice Cream truck was there to provide ice cream. Morris Farms, Twisted Pizza, Warwick Neck Garage, Cantina Del Rio, Jon’s Locks, Meadowbrook Bowl, the Rocky Point Association, Han Palace, Cub Scout Pack 1, Scout Troop 1, Crew 26, Catherine Baxter and Buono’s Bakery made donations of time or money which helped make our Festival a great day.
Councilman Ed Ladouceur and State Representative Joe Solomon, Jr. graciously gave of their time to serve as “hostages” to help raise money. Our “hostages” were asked to serve one hour or until they raised a ransom of $100. They both raised more than their requested ransom and stayed longer than their hour. Mayor Joe Solomon and his wife Cindy joined with us to help ransom the hostages. The one question we kept hearing was “how much would we take to keep them as hostages?” We want to thank these two men for being such good sports and supporters of our event.
On Monday, October 1, I had the privilege of presenting a check to Patricia Couseneau, Principal of Warwick Neck Elementary School, a check for $200 from the proceeds of our Festival. This money will be used for supplies and activities for the students of the school. This year, we have begun a partnership with this school. At the beginning of the year, we gave the teachers a basket with coffee, snacks and various school supplies. It is our goal to continue to help this school as much as we can.
On our home page, our vision statement says we are committed to service to our community. Our Fall Festival and our partnership with Warwick Neck Elementary School are two of the ways in which we do this. Jesus tells us, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:16). We believe that as we show the love of Jesus to our community in a practical way, they will want to know the same Jesus we know and love.
Until next time, may God bless you,
Councilman Ed Ladouceur
State Representative Joseph Solomon, Jr.