Citywide Family Day is set for Saturday

Published 10:34 am Wednesday, July 18, 2018

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


With so many still in the recover stages of Harvey, the Pastoral Advisory Committee, with the support of the city of Orange, have organized a Citywide Family Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at Navy Park City Park.

“It’s free to the community,” MaQuettia ‘Denise’ Ledet said. “We expect 400-500 in attendance. There will be free food, popcorn, cotton candy, snocones, etc. Dunking booth, bounce houses, community games and prizes.”

It is also a day to encourage Harvey survivors.

“We were looking for something to do to help encourage survivors,” Church of God Pastor Demetrius Moffett said.

Moffett is also on the Pastoral Advisory Committee.

“We want people to know they are not alone,” Moffett said. “This is a day of refreshment in the midst of recovering. It is also a kick off to strengthen the community and the city.”

“Crisis counselors and empowerment teams will be onsite to help those recovering from Hurricane Harvey or those in special need,” Ledet said.

Moffett also said the event is managed by all community volunteers.

The Committee for this event consists of Pastor Mike Umbenhaur; Advisory Chairman, Pastor Demo Moffett; Pastor Ray McDowell; and Event Coordinator/Contact, Pastor Maquettia ‘Denise’ Ledet.

Those who partnered with the Pastoral Advisory Committee are First Church of God, First Presbyterian Church, First Church of the Nazarene, Impact Orange, Overstreet Tax Services, Domino Henson (IDF), City of Orange, Orange Police Dept, Orange Fire Dept, North Early Learning Center, Wells of Agape, Empowerment Church, Texans Recovering Together CCP, A Team, Teens Make A Difference, Make It Happen, Brothers Beating Odds, DJ Thunderstorm Harold Jones, Project Safe Graduation WOS, The Orebo Family, Spreading Positivity, Orange Disaster Relief, Sister Circle, Black Women Unite, Ace In the hole, the Guild, Metro PCS, Dena’s Eatery, Krewe De Onyx, City Council Terrie Salter, and more.