Church plans another big family fun day on Aug. 5 at Butts Park in Medina

Photo by Tom Rivers: Kids line up for cotton candy during the fifth annual Family Fun Day last summer at Butts Park. The event was attended by about 500 people, who enjoyed free food, live music, bounce houses and the chance to meet local agencies. There were also giveaways of back-to-school supplies.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 July 2023 at 9:11 am

MEDINA – A Medina church is planning its sixth annual Family Fun Day at Butts Park on Aug. 5. The Oasis Church (formerly Second Church True Disciples of Jesus Christ A.G.) and the Family Fun Day Committee will have many free activities at the park from 1 to 4 p.m.

“For the last five years, the Family Fun Day has partnered with churches, agencies, businesses, and organizations in the county to unite the community for a fantastic family-oriented event,” said Jovannie Canales, senior pastor of Oasis Church.

Last year, about 500 attendees enjoyed activities, including a back to school backpack distribution with school supplies, live music, food, bounce houses, agency booths, K-9 and firefighters’ demonstration, and other giveaways.

“Our mission is to provide a free event that brines the community together, strengthens family bonds, enhances community relations, and brings hope to those in need,” Canales said.

This year’s event will include a skateboarding demonstration through Reanimatesk8 Ministry. There will be skateboard parts, accessories and two complete decks given out during the event.

“The Family Fun Day event would not be possible without donations from churches, friends, and community partners,” Canales said.