Food, free health screenings highlight April 26 event

Published 10:06 am Thursday, April 17, 2014

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

Alabaster’s First Presbyterian Church will be looking to show its love for Alabaster during a free April 26 community event at the church off Alabama 119.

The church will host the “FBCP Loves Alabaster” event on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church, which is just south of the Publix Shopping Center.

Event organizer Rachel Blackmon said the church planned the event “to give back to the community and thank them for all the support they give us.”

“Again, this is not just a Spring Fling, but a day in which we hope we can provide much needed services and fun to our community,” Blackmon wrote in an email.

During the event, the church will hold a blood drive, will offer free health screenings and will open enrollment into the Yellow Dot Program, which provides important medical information to emergency responders in the event of a car crash.

The event also will feature vendors, barbecue and hot dog lunch plates for $5, a free kids’ play area, a bake sale and informational booths from several area missions, such as SafeHouse of Shelby County, Stop the Madness Outreach Ministry and The Encouragement Learning Center.

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