Groups such as Jehovah Lutheran Church and Rev. Lawrence Powell brought children to the festival from their church to take part in the affair.
“This event was designed to generate funds for Christmas for the underprivileged low income at risk children of Escambia and Santa Rosa County,” said Rev. John Powell, founder of Truth for Youth Organization.
“Modern Woodmen of America, Mr. Earl Jones stated that they would match dollar for dollar for what they raised up to $2,500.00,” said Powell.
Over 120 children from ages six to sixteen were on hand to enjoy games of jump rope, watching movies, singing songs and just running through the building and being kids. They completed the evening eating popcorn, hotdogs, and pizza and drinking Rev. Powell’s famous Koolaid. “The kids went through about 20 gallons of Koolaid.” He said.
We want to thank our volunteers that came out to help us and for those that donated money even though they were not able to attend,” said Rev. Powell.
Truth for Youth is now gearing up for the “Lock In” that is to take place in Century Florida at First Baptist Church in Flomaton Dec. 21st from 1 to 6 and in Milton at the First Assembly of God Church Dec. 22nd from 1 to 6 and then the Belmont Cultural Building on the 23rd from 1 to 6. “We are still looking for toys and donations for the children for Christmas,” said Rev. Powell. “If anyone wants to bring anything, they can contact me. I will be at the building from 10am to 5pm to receive anything that anyone wants to bring.” their donations”