Lifepointe Church of the Nazarene is having its Barbecue and Classic Car Driven Youth Fundraiser on May 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The event will provide a way to raise as much as $3,000 to send 17 of Lifepointe’s youth members to a weeklong summer camp.
The camp, involving about 300 children from all over Georgia, costs $140, which is too expensive for most of the youth members who are from low-income families.
According to organizer and youth pastor Alex Ganadania, the fundraiser also serves another purpose. It illustrates to the teens that they must work for the things they want.
And after past years of chili suppers, spaghetti suppers, yard sales and youth auctions, the church has chosen to step out of the box this time with a car show.
“We’re trying to do something new that will be more of an outreach to the community,” Ganadania said.
Ganadania’s hope is that the addition will draw in more than just church members and their families.
“We don’t invite new people on the property as much as we would like,” he said.
Besides barbecue plates selling for $5 each, there will also be a bake auction and music.
“This is the most important thing we do as a youth group,” Ganadania said. “It’s why I put so much into it.”
Lifepointe Church of the Nazarne is located at 5133 Jackson Highway and can be reached at (404) 513-5862.