>Kites for Haiti

>On Sunday, May 23rd members of Garber United Methodist Church will share a tradition of Haiti in that country’s celebration of Easter Resurrection. On Easter, children of Haiti make their own kites from scrap materials and then fly them as a sign of resurrection. Garber members will meet at the Pavilion at Lawson Creek Park on that Sunday at 4:00PM for a bring-your-own picnic supper and then will fly kites beginning at 5PM to honor the Haitian people in their spirit of resurrection celebration. The event will also include games for all ages as well as contests and prizes for kite flying, kite making and more. The public is welcome to join Garber members for this special event.

Kites and string are available at the church for a $5.00 donation with proceeds going to Haiti relief. Kites will also be available at the event and persons wishing to make an offering to Hearts with Haiti for earthquake relief will be able to do so as well.

This event is a continuation of Garber’s outreach efforts. Garber is involved in outreach to the people of Haiti at St. Joseph’s Home for Boys outside of Port au Prince, Trinity House for Young Boys in Jacmel and Wings of Hope, a home for disabled children in Fermathe.

Garber United Methodist Church is located at 4201 Country Club Road in New Bern. Contact the church at (252) 637-4022 for further information.

Submitted by: Pinkie Moore, Coordinator for Communications, Garber United Methodist Church, New Bern, NC

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