Family Fun Fest planned at church

Long Neck United Methodist Church will host its Family Fun Fest this week, aiming to offer a safe space for community fun and bonding.

The Family Fun Fest, which has been held annually for almost a decade, will be taking place on June 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the church at 32051 Long Neck Road.

Myrtle Thomas, head of the Hospitality Committee at LNUMC, who has been coordinating the event for seven years, said the point of the festival is to encourage more people to become members of the church, but the event also gives the church a chance to give back to the community.

Thomas suggested that the event will be a safe place for children to have fun and at the same time be a common ground for community members to come together and spend time with one another and meet new people.

“We usually have 100 to 200 people,” said Thomas.

Some of the attractions at the fun fest will include a waterslide, crafts and face painting. Free hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided at noon.

The Family Fun Fest is open to the public and is free of charge.

“It’s a lot of fun and good food,” Thomas said.

For more information, contact the church office at (302) 945-9453 or email