Annual Neighborhood Party slated for Sunday

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Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 1011 S. 3rd Ave, will host its annual free Neighborhood Party, from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday. Food, games, activities and music will be offered. Everyone is welcome to attend.

T-R FILE PHOTO Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 1011 S. 3rd Ave, will host its annual free Neighborhood Party, from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday. Food, games, activities and music will be offered. Everyone is welcome to attend.

No strings, no pressure, just family-friendly fun.

Trinity Lutheran Church’s annual Neighborhood Party is an occasion to gather, make friends, and enjoy food and activities, sponsored by the church, on Sunday from 5-7 p.m.

“This is just an opportunity to meet other people and show hospitality by being a good neighbor to those in the community,” said event coordinator Pastor Gregg Davison.

Davison said he is particularly excited about this year’s free entertainment, the local band Exit 185.

“A member of the band grew up attending Trinity, so it’s special to have them perform,” Davison said.

The band performs current and classic pop, rock and country tunes.

Congregants are instrumental in providing the food and setting up for the event.

“We have a farmer in our church who donated the pork for pork burgers. We’ll also have hot dogs, chips, pop, watermelon and desserts, all free of charge,” Davison said.

While everyone is welcome, a special invitation is being extended to participants in the Marshall County Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, and staff and residents of Central Iowa Residential Services (CIRSI).

Games for all ages, face painting and a balloon artist will be available.

The pastor said the congregation expects to serve around 300 people for this event.

“We do everything, there’s no need to bring anything. This is just a way to share an opportunity to come together,” Davison said.

To learn more, contact the church at 641-753-7769.

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Contact Sara Jordan-Heintz at 641-753-6611 or sjordan@timesrepublican.com