Holypalooza processes past GardenBecause of its popularity last year, the second annual Holypalooza will be held again this year—on September 20th and 21st.

On Sunday, September 21st, the Holypalooza parade will start at 9:30 a.m. in Centenary United Methodist Church’s parking lot. The final destination will be Central Presbyterian Church, which will host the joint worship starting at 10:00 a.m. The worship will last approximately one and half hours.

At 11:30 a.m., the shared meal will begin. United Campus Ministries will cook the food, which will probably be BBQ pork sandwiches, along with providing vegetarian options. Eat-in meals will be at Centenary United Methodist Church and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, with carry-out available at Centenary United Methodist Church. The meal will conclude around 1:30 p.m. and will serve as a fundraiser for United Campus Ministries (free-will offering for the meal).

In contrast to last year, Holypalooza will also include volunteer/mission events on Saturday, September 20th, rather than the “street fair” on Sunday afternoon. Mission/volunteering events will be at the Deming Center, Community Garden and the 14th and Chestnut Community Center. During the mission events, the 7th Cents Youth Group will provide childcare. Josh Powers, Debbie Nearpass, David Nearpass are coordinating the mission project at the Deming Center. At the Deming Center, volunteers will make “housewarming” kits that will include items that can’t be purchased with food stamps. Along with providing “housewarming” kits, there will be a Bingo Event that allows volunteers to interact with residents. Eli Aba and others are coordinating for the Community Garden mission project. At the ISU Community Garden, volunteers will be harvesting, pulling weeds and watering communal areas. Finally, Cheryl Moles is on the board of the directors at the 14th and Chestnut Community Center and has coordinated this mission project. Volunteers would “deep clean” the kitchen and possibly clean the playground.

We look forward to seeing all of you there! Details to follow in September.