Fun and games at Pinckney Park
by The Press and Standard | August 17, 2018 5:00 am
Last Updated: August 15, 2018 at 9:11 am
Youth from all over Walterboro gathered at Pinckney Park Saturday morning for fun and games before heading back to school. The event was organized and sponsored by youth groups from Word for Life Ministries, Rock Solid Church and St. Jude’s Church.
“We’re going to set up a slip-and-slide ballfield,” said Kate Downey from St. Jude’s as she helped Amber Warren, also from St. Jude’s, fill a pool full of water. “It’s fun; everybody gets wet. We also have water balloons.”
“The purpose of this day and our committee’s mission is ‘Connecting Colleton through Christ’,” said Ben Langdale, pastor of Rock Solid church. “We’ve got a good turnout today.”
Dr. Franklin Foster, superintendent of Colleton County Schools, and Dr. Queenie Crawford, executive director of the Institute of HOPE for Excellency Inc., attended. “One part was very meaningful,” said Eric J. Campbell, pastor of Word for Life Ministries. “The group was led to lay hands on Dr. Foster and pray for him and his leadership of our schools.”
After the games, the wet but smiling children were treated to hot dogs and given a bag of school supplies. “I think we had more kids than last year,” said Campbell. “This is a fun time. We’re going to keep doing it. It will be even bigger next year.”