WINONA LAKE — A warm summer night brought families out to the Tabernacle Lawn at Winona Lake for two events all geared toward the family.
A Taste of Kosciusko provided food opportunities and the Sons and Daughters Festival provided information, music and games for all ages focusing on life, foster care and adoption.
The Taste of Kosciusko featured six food vendors where guests could sample a taste of the vendors specialties for $1 with an opportunity to purchase a full meal. Lines could be seen at each of the vendors as guests patiently waited to get a taste of a variety of food.
“The turnout has been awesome,” said Rob Parker, Kosciusko Chamber Executive Director. “I love coming together with other organizations that are doing great things.”
Under the pavilion such groups as C.A.S.A., Right to Life, SAFY, Gateway Woods, Adoptions of Indiana, Whites and Heartline provided information to interested adults, as well as providing various free giveaways such as Frisbees, magnetic clips, pens, balloons, candy and more. Raise The Dough was also on hand to accept donations.
A stage was set up on the west side of the park where various “praise bands” performed with ministers, executive directors of organizations, talked of life, foster care and adoptions, along with what programs are providing.
On the north side of the field it was an area of fun for kids. Volunteers supervised children as they tried their hand at hitting a plastic golf ball, or hitting a plastic baseball. Soccer balls and nets were scattered about as kids kicked the ball around or had their own games of soccer. Under a tent tables were filled with kids as they created bookmarks, colored photos, made play-dough creations, or painted the town of Warsaw and Winona Lake.
The event continues until 9:30 p.m. tonight.