Broad Street UMC holds spring festival
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Photo courtesy of Brian Charles Steel
Pony rides were open to all of the children at Broad Street United Methodist’s Springfest.
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On April 7, Broad Street United Methodist Church hosted a spring festival for its members and local residents. The event took place in a ball field in Johnston Woods Retreat Center a division of BSUMC.

The spring festival offered a variety of activities including: pony rides, face painting, sack races, tricycle races, inflatable play centers, and bean bag tosses.

The event was catered by KFC and families brought desserts and drinks.

Traditionally the event has taken place on Easter Sunday and contained an Easter egg hunt, but this year Easter coincided with spring break. To keep the attendance up they moved the event to the following Sunday.

The date change meant there would not be an Easter egg hunt, but there was an Easter bunny wondering about and posing for photographs with children.

The event was planned and co-hosted by The Children’s Ministry Team and Unity Center, which is a ministry of BSUMC that is focused on enriching the community through educational and spiritual development.

The World Language Group, an extracurricular club from Walker Valley High School, also participated by helping with the games and providing piñatas.

The club participated in the event under the direction of one of its leaders Mindy Freeman.

Unity Center co-director Mary Ketchersid was pleased to see other organizations participating in the festival.

“It is good to see other organizations taking part in events like these,” said Ketchersid.