FunFest Brings Families to Grace College
Hundreds of Warsaw-area families attended FunFest, a SERVE-coordinated Halloween alternative event, at the Gordon Recreation Center on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 6-9 p.m. This year’s theme was “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”
SERVE, a Grace student volunteer organization, offers the event annually to local children as a fun and safe alternative to trick-or-treating. Admittance is free for all area families.
Jordan Weddle, FunFest student coordinator, estimated that more than 1,000 community members participated in the evening’s festivities. Visiting children, dressed in an array of costumes, had the opportunity to play various games, enjoy ballpark-themed food, have their face painted, jump in the five available bounce houses, and interact with a variety of animals at the miniature petting zoo.
FunFest is held annually at the Gordon Recreation Center, and many local families make a point of coming every year. Nate Bosch, Winona Lake resident, brought his four children to enjoy the evening’s activities.
“FunFest is a great example of Grace College living out its mission in our community,” he said. “It was great to see families spending time together eating, playing games, collecting candy, and having fun.”
Area Christian radio station Pulse FM also contributed, broadcasting one week of radio commercials in support of FunFest and broadcasting live from the event for two hours.
Grace College and Seminary is an evangelical Christian community of higher education that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and applies biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence and preparing for service. Grace College also offers flexible online and hybrid-online graduate degrees, on-campus and online degree completion programs, and highly affordable, easily accessible two-year degree programs in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. The 180-acre main campus is located in the historic resort town of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Indiana.