This past weekend, the SonRise community celebrated the great autumn season with its first Fall Festival. The free event included free food, live music, bouncy houses, games and prizes. Families from all across Cincinnati participated in the event, which was designed for an opportunity just to come together, enjoy fellowship and the wonderful weather.
“This is a connect event,” said Family Pastor and event organizer Mark Urton. “This is a chance to connect together and just have fun. We want people to come, stay and hang out.”
And the event definitely hit its mark.
Many of the families who came weren’t church members, but instead people who heard about the event either through flyers that went out to schools, social media, through friends, or even just the rock and roll sounds of worship leader Danny Drummond. This included Shannon, who attended with her kids because of an invitation sent through Milford Schools.
“Everything about this event is great,” she said. “My kids are having a great time with everything.”
Of course, the Fall Festival couldn’t have taken place without the countless amazing volunteers who were passionate about serving at the event. SonRise’s volunteers helped with serving to sign people up, whipping up cotton candy and running the many inflatables that so many kids enjoyed.
“Being a Christian, it’s our job to serve others,” said Paris Cox, who served at the Welcome Table. “We want to help other people love and be a part of the church.”
All told, 250+ people registered and made the most of the beautiful fall weather. It’s definitely an event SonRise will look to continue next year.