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Paynesville Press - July 18, 2001

Crystal Hills to host Fun in the SonFest

By Linda Stelling

Crystal Hills Assembly will be hosting "Fun in the SonFest" on Saturday, July 28, as a Christian event for the entire family.

"We want people to come out and spend a day with their family having fun," said Kami Gleitz, an organizer. "We hope it will be an inexpensive day of family fun," she added.

The church hopes this is the first in a long line of bigger events, said Gleitz.

Fun in the SonFest will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Crystal Hills Assembly. The church is located five miles east of Paynesville on Highway 55.

A festival like this has been a dream of Lonnie Gleitz, a pastor at Crystal Hills Assembly, since he moved to Paynesville.

Lots of games, entertainment, and food will be available. Among the activities starting at 10 a.m. are bouncy boxing, a Pepsi pillow, a dinosaur maze, an inflatable slide, and a petting zoo.

At 11 a.m., a community talent contest will be held. The contest is limited to 15 people. Anyone interested in participating should contact the church at 320-243-3513. Prizes will be available for all the contestants.

At 12:45 p.m., the G.U.M. (God You and Me) Clowns will entertain, followed by Mike Norton and his musican a magicial menagerie at 1:30 p.m.

An all-male singing group, "Audience of One," will perform at 3 p.m. At 5 p.m., Chuck Knapp, a morning DJ from KTIS Christian radio station in the Twin Cities, will give a testimonial.

Admission to Fun in the SonFest will be a donation of a food item to the local food shelf. A nominal fee will be charged for some games and for food to help cover expenses. The food will include potato salad made by the St. Louis Catholic Church women and a hog roast.

People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. and enjoy a fun day outdoors at Crystal Hills. Free sunscreen will be available.

Fun in the SonFest on Saturday, July 28, at Crystal Hills Assembly 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• 10 a.m. Activities
• 11 a.m. Community Talent contest
• 12:45 a.m. Clowns
• 1:30 p.m. Musical magician
• 3 p.m. Christian concert
• 5 p.m. Testimonial speaker

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