Cody Schreiber and Rebecca Bowers play with children at the Lego™ table.
Family Day is a provincial holiday in February.
Almost two hundred visitors and over 50 volunteers enjoyed sports, games, crafts, and low-cost food at the event. A free photo booth was popular with young and old alike. A neighboring church participated by making balloon figures for the students.
Especially attractive was the admission price of $1 per person or $2 per family. Gregg Lawson, outreach coordinator for Crossroads, said, “People were so happy to have something to do on Family Day that didn’t cost a lot.”
Crossroads church meets weekly in Falby school; their vision is to bless the children, families, and staff of the school. Kidzone is an event-based program that includes Sunday morning lessons and special events.
The church has developed a strong relationship with the school through initiatives such as a healthy lunch program, fund-raising, and volunteering at all of their events. Community gym nights have also developed through this partnership: the church provides activities and refreshments in the gymnasium, and the school leads parenting classes.
Lawson said “It is great that we are beginning to recognize some of the families and they are recognizing us as well. . . . God is good.”