The Lynn Haven United Methodist Church Men’s Group, along with other supporters of the Taunton Family Children’s Home, will hold its 7th major fund raiser to assist Taunton Family Children’s Home in Wewahitchka, FL. The home was burned to the ground New Year’s Eve 2008, but thanks to so many generous donations and volunteers, the home has been rebuilt. The rebuilt structure, constructed with lumber from surrounding cypress swamps, looks remarkably like the previous building, with many improvements and lots of room for children and others visiting the home to play and fellowship. This fundraiser is done to help ensure the $200k annual operating budget required to run the children’s home is met.
In addition to the initial attractions of the beach volleyball tournament and 5k run, we have a huge hit called the Amazing Race...which allows teams made of families and friends to compete by water sliding, swimming, climbing a sand mountain and paddling their way to the finish line. Everyone is encouraged to come and enjoy the Taunton property for the day! T-Shirts and food prepared by the Lynn Haven United Methodist Men will be sold throughout the day. There are lots of activities such as a 5k race, volleyball, putt-putt golf, disc golf, and music. The first six years events raised a combined total of over $140,000 for the Taunton Family Children’s Home, and this year we hope to raise even more. All activities will be on the Taunton property, and tours of the campus are welcomed.
Event details and schedule
The 7th Annual Family Fun Festival will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 on the Taunton Family Children’s Home campus, 200 Taunton Family Rd in Wewahitchka, Florida. Activities will begin at 10am and the closing ceremonies will be at 4pm. If you are coming to spend a few hours, we encourage you to bring a beach/lawn chair to relax in during your stay!