Nearly a year ago, those at Way of Life Community Church pledged to be part of the community.
They are holding up their end of the bargain.
On May 17, the church will host a free community event. They asked for and received approval to host the Way of Life Community Church Spring Event.
Desiree Belew-Davis and her husband Phillip, who direct children's activities at the church, presented the plan to the town board.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and will required road closures for part of that time. Children are being asked to wear white shorts and shirts to the event and run or walk two miles. While they are running along Main Street, Colonial Way, Biggs Highway, and South Queen Street, stations will be set up. From those stations, colored corn starch will be tossed at the the runners. The goal is to have the children appear to have been tie-dyed with many colors by the end of the run.
Following the run, there will be free food, moon bounces, activities, and games for the families who attend in the municipal parking lot next to Sun Pharmacy. .
"We want to build a relationship with the community, reach out and help showcase the businesses," said Desiree Belew-Davis. "We want to build awareness of the church and get the community together."
She also said the church and others will partner to sponsor the event.