Hopefest attracts big crowd

Josh Hubbard, son of Mitch and Denise Hubbard of Fulton, plunges almost straight down a water slide provided as one of numerous fun activities for youngsters during the annual Hopefest Saturday to raise money to send food and other items to Haiti.

Josh Hubbard, son of Mitch and Denise Hubbard of Fulton, plunges almost straight down a water slide provided as one of numerous fun activities for youngsters during the annual Hopefest Saturday to raise money to send food and other items to Haiti. Photo by Don Norfleet.

More than 1,000 people gathered Saturday at the Victory Fellowship Church near Fulton for Hopefest, an event to raise money to finance large donations of food and other aid to the impoverished Central American nation of Haiti.

Kent Glover, a Fulton business owner who organized the event for the first time last year, said this year’s event had even greater participation.

Glover said when money is totaled from the weekend event is available it will be used to purchase dried food that will be packaged by volunteers this fall and shipped to Haiti.

“Many people in that nation not only need food but they need other assistance as well. This year we also plan to build a cistern to capture fresh water for their use and we also plan to acquire donations of at least 25 tool kits,” Glover said.

Glover said the tool kits will include hammers, saws, wrenches and other basic tools that the people of Haiti can use to construct homes and schools to improve their lives.

“We want to get the people of that nation to a point where they can do things for themselves,” Glover said.

To finish reading this article, please pick up a copy of The Fulton Sun at a newsstand nearest you or become a subscriber by calling (573) 642-7272.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting

| Fulton Sun>