Children’s carnival offers fun, information
Matt 25 Hope Center is holding its second annual “Kids Count Carnival” on Sunday in conjunction with April’s designation as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, according to Matt 25 administrative assistant Pauline Reshetar.
The event will take place from 2-5 p.m. at Matt 25 Hope Center at the corner of Thornton and 14th streets.
The carnival will feature the “Splash and Friends” puppet team, a local dance troupe, live band, face painting, cake walk, maze, cotton candy, popcorn, and other games and prizes.
Various local agencies will have booths and exhibits, including the Clovis Fire Department Safe House and Code Blue fingerprinting for children.
Admission is free. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Food orders due this week
April food orders can be placed today and Saturday for the Angel Food Ministries outreach, which is operating from a new location in north Clovis.
The national Angel Food program, which began in Georgia, is sponsored in Clovis by Fruitful Spirit Ministries, a nonprofit, non-denominational organization that takes orders and distributes the boxes of food every month, according to board member Mike Grissom.
The new location is at 5106 N. Prince St. in the building that also houses DKC Marble, Grissom said.
Orders for the April 26 distribution may be placed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food must be paid for when the order is placed.
To request a monthly menu via e-mail, contact: email@example.com.
Volunteers needed for Melrose crusade
Organizers for this month’s High Plains Harvest Crusade in Melrose are seeking more volunteers to train and help with several areas, including publicity, counseling, follow-up ministry and youth outreach.
The High Plains Harvest Crusade is planned for 7 p.m. nightly from April 27-30 at the old Melrose High School Gym.
The crusade features national evangelist Jay Lowder of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Lowder also plans to present his “Crossroads” school assembly to junior and senior high students in the Melrose, Floyd, Grady, Clovis, Elida and Fort Sumner schools, said Diane Dickerman, who is helping organize the local events.
For information or to volunteer, call (575)-253-4680.
Deadline today for Christian Home School convention
The deadline to register is today for the April 17-19 annual state Christian Home School Convention and Curriculum Fair in Albuquerque.
The annual state convention is sponsored by the Christian Association of Parent Educators-New Mexico, according to a news release.
This year’s keynote speakers include Chris Klicka of Home School Legal Defense Association, Todd Wilson of Familyman Ministries and author Diana Waring.
The convention will take place at Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque at 4001 Osuna Rd. NE.
Information: (575)-898-8548; online registration: cape-nm.org
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