TEEN FEST DRAWS AREA YOUTH - Bands, Bonfires And Fellowship


One of several bands get ready yesterday afternoon

Of course, lots of food and snacks for the overnight event

Several activities held throughout day

It could become a landmark event in Calhoun County, according to Dave Trippett. About twenty area churches, including Roane and Gilmer counties,have banded together to host Teen Fest 2004.

The event started yesterday and lasts through today at Calhoun County Park.

Planned solely with teenagers in mind, Teen Fest is a non-denominational outreach enabling teenagers to worship, learn, and fellowship in a safe environment at an event designed to meet their particular needs.

The first of many different activities started at noon yesterday with a cook-out. Much of the day was entertainment, with performances by three different bands specializing in contemporary Christian music.

Performing, the First Diehl and the Krusades from the Marietta area, and One Size from Pittsburgh. Intermingled was a performance by the New Life Drama & Dance Team from Roane County, dinner, games, a movie, evening worship service, and a bonfire until lights-out at midnight.

Sunday school and worship services were scheduled for Sunday morning, with a sermon by Dennis Craig, who is involved in youth ministries.

Teen Fest was open to all teenagers regardless of of affiliation, denomination, or location of residence.