LUMBERTON — Gregory Mitchel Ministries and the city of Lumberton have teamed up in an effort to bring people together and lift their spirits.
Their efforts have resulted in City-Wide Rejuvenation Day, which will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Northeast Park, located at 500 Hornet Road.
The day is about people getting to know one another, having a good time and helping them move on with their lives in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, said Laney McIntosh, an event organizer.
“We want all different people, all different races, to come out and enjoy themselves, to have a good time, to rejuvenate,” she said.
Many people hit hard by Hurricane Matthew in October are walking around as if they still are carrying the emotional weight of the storm, she said.
“It’s time to get over it and move on with their lives,” McIntosh said.
And the hope is the City-Wide Rejuvenation Day will help them do that, she said.
The event also is for the families who lost homes during Hurricane Matthew, said Cherry Hargrove, an event coordinator.
“It’s an encouragement day, a rejuvenation day for the families,” Hargrove said.
Free school supplies will be given out during the event, and free hot dogs will be served. There also will be live entertainment, a vintage car show and health screenings. Bounce houses, and wet and dry slides will be available for the children.
For more information or to become a vendor, contact McIntosh at 910-827-1030 or Hargrove at 347-528-4450.