Feeding families event a huge success

Lauren Estes-Velez

Hartselle Enquirer

The Feeding Families group hosted over 300 people for their Family Day on Sat., Aug. 26.

Pastor E’dee Grun said they also utilized over 30

volunteers which helped make the day a success.

“The kid’s favorites were the inflatables from Jumping Monkey inflatables in Hartselle and face painting by Mrs. Wanda Tyndall,” Grun said. “DJ X from Huntsville, donated his time and talent as our DJ, and provided great music, as well and Mr. Jeff Sanford and Mr. Jimmie Allred providing their beautiful voices in gospel music.”

Grun said several people donated their time

to help the cause, including: Dawana Dumas and Melissa Pounders of Metamorphosis Salon in Decatur, who gave free haircuts to anyone who wanted one.

“Everyone filled up on free food and treats, as West Hartselle Baptist Church partnering with us to provide and serve food,” Grun said. “Many many local businesses donated items, as well as so many individuals and families from Hartselle and surrounding communities. Even James R. Bowling (running for House Dis

trict 9) spent the entire day working alongside all the rest of the volunteers to help provide families with this awesome event.”

Grun said they hosted a Hula Hoop contest, line dancing, rock painting, games, and had a ton of fun.

“Every child left with full tummies, goodie bags, free prizes, and a day full of happiness,” Grun said. “The parents all had a great time too. We did a very special project during our festival Saturday…We call it our Memory Wall. Many of the folks who were here, put their hand print on a huge board, which I will weather seal and proudly post in front of the church. This wall is a symbol of what we stand for here at Mt Tabor/Feeding Families Program. It’s a memory of this special day. Where people of all our surrounding communities, people from different religions, races, genders, economic, and social backgrounds. Whether they are young and old, .all these people came together in love and in peace. And on this day enjoyed this beautiful life we have been given, together. Loved each other like God meant for us to do.”

The Memory Wall will be publicly displayed as a reminder to the world how we should all be, Grun said. “It’s a reminder to everyone that we are all in this together,” Grun said. “At the end of the day, I and my volunteers may have been very tired but we closed it down knowing that we made a difference. We have been blessed.”

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