This Saturday, August 25th, Ellwood City will be hosting a one day Hope Festival that aims to bring together agencies, both secular and faith-based, who can provide encouragement and help to those in need in their community. FOCUS West Central PA will be participating in the Hope Festival this year, along with other non-profits such as the Alpha Omega Pregnancy Center, Women of Faith International, The Salvation Army, Adoption Connection PA, and Celebrate Recovery.
A medical area will be available to get blood pressure checked, and where visitors can learn about ways to help prevent diabetes and other health issues. The Salvation Army is offering a Back-to-School Giveaway. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to receive a backpack and shopping voucher. Shopping vouchers are for $75 to select retailers (maximum of one voucher per household). People will need to show up with their ID, and provide their name and address to the Hope Festival to pick up their backpack and shopping voucher. People must complete the application and return it to the marked address on the form by Aug, 17.
There will also be a prayer tent at the festival, and live music throughout the day.
The Hope Festival will run from 10:00am-5:00pm between Fourth and Sixth Streets. Please contact Fr. Seraphim at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend the festival with us, or if you would simply like to stop by for an hour and share your experience as a volunteer with FOCUS with others.