Collaboration Corner Back to School Splash | September 2019

Donelson Family at First Baptist Church and Pennington Elementary: Back to School Splash

The Student Ministry from Donelson Family at First Baptist planned the Back To School Splash at Pennington Elementary. Over 50 volunteers helped to prepare and serve food, lead activities, and conduct a drawing for two Tennessee Titans tickets for the October 27th game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Around 300 students, parents, and relatives participated in the event between 12:00pm and 2:00pm.
Families enjoyed hot dogs, chips, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, lemonade, and water as they explored the festivities. Pennington Elementary’s PTO President was the lucky participant of the dunking booth. Students had fun on the water slides, giant beach ball, and slip-n-slide. You can check out more of the entertaining activities in this video!
At the registration table for the Tennessee Titans tickets giveaway, the church was also able to share information about a parenting class that a counselor from their church is offering. 
The drawing for the Titans tickets was done on the following Monday. The drawing was recorded and the winner was notified. Then the church sent an email to all drawing participants thanking them for participating in the event. The email included the name of the winner as well as the church information and an invitation to attend if they didn’t have a church home.
“This event was a great opportunity to meet and talk with kids and adults in the Pennington Elementary school community. We talked with several people who were interested in our church. I know of one parent who attended our church on Sunday along with his three kids. Praise the Lord for this opportunity to get to know people in this community and learn how we can better help them with physical, educational and spiritual needs.” – Shirley Cross, Church Co-Coordinator

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