Serving others through ServeFest

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Fraser Groves repairs a bicycle as part of last year's ServeFest, an annual event held by Lakepoint Community Church. They provide a variety of free goods and services, including haircuts, family photos, clothing and school supplies. This year's fifth annual event takes place Sunday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road NE. (File)

Fraser Groves repairs a bicycle as part of last year’s ServeFest, an annual event held by Lakepoint Community Church. They provide a variety of free goods and services, including haircuts, family photos, clothing and school supplies. This year’s fifth annual event takes place Sunday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road NE. (File)

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

There won’t be a normal church service at Lakepoint Community Church Sunday, Sept. 29.

At the Keizer Civic Center instead that day will be the fifth annual ServeFest.

“We don’t have the typical church service that day,” said Rachel Taylor, event coordinator. “We are the church that day. We want to love on people that day and bless them. We really enjoy it.”

This year’s ServeFest, running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., features a variety of free activities.

Food in the form of hot dogs, chips, snow cones and drinks will be served.

“Everyone who shows up will have lunch,” Taylor said.

Taylor said one of the event’s biggest draws is the clothing giveaway.

“We collect thousands of pieces of clothing throughout the year,” Taylor said. “Each person gets a bag and gets to pick up what they would like.”

There will also be free school supplies, toiletries items, family photos, haircuts, nail painting and screenings for vision, hearing and blood pressure. There will also be a limited supply of vaccinations, general screenings, bike maintenance checks and bike helmets.

For the children there will be an activity area with a play structure, interactive games with prizes and raffle items.


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