By Trishna Buch
St. George’s Episcopal Church’s annual fundraiser is once again upon us! This year’s event—the Hope Festival—will be taking place on Saturday November 11 on the church grounds, located at 510 13th Avenue North and 6th Street in Texas City.
The biggest aim of the Hope Festival is to spread hope, provide fun and connect survivors of Hurricane Harvey with resources that can help them get back on their feet. According to a press release provided by the church, “a percentage of proceeds will go to the Salvation Army and to support the church’s ministries and outreach through the Garden of Hope after-school program with Blocker Middle School, the cooking and crafting club with Chef Jimmy, and Lemonade Day Galveston County.”
The festival will include an indoor holiday shopping vendor market, an outdoor vendor market featuring Hope, Healing and Resources for Harvey survivors, pony rides, train rides, food trucks, live entertainment and more.
“We are having a Hope Patch with signs of Hope instead of a pumpkin patch for folks to pick fresh hope,” Pastor Robin Reeves said. “We’re inviting everyone to come out and reclaim hope or come brand a sign of Hope with Scout Troop 274.”
While the festival is free, Pastor Reeves did tell me that some of the activities will include separate costs. Proceeds earned from these activities will go towards the many organizations supported by St George’s Episcopal Church. “We want people to know that we have an abundance of Hope to share,” Pastor Robin said.
For more information, or if you are interested in being a vendor or sponsor, please call the church at 409-945-2583.