FreedomFest July 5 in Norphlet

NORPHLET – First Baptist Church Norphlet, will host FreedomFest, its annual community-wide block party, from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 5.

WillsThe event will take place at Norphlet City Park located on Front Street just off Highway 335.

“As you are coming back into town from your Independence Day weekend, stop by and have some fun with us, and let us do the cooking for you,” said Doug Wills, pastor at First Baptist Norphlet. “There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, snowcones, popcorn and watermelon. For the kids, there will be two inflatable water slides and two bounce houses.”

"Last year in our community of 800, we had over 300 in attendance at our first FreedomFest," said Wills.

Wills added that Cliff Preston of 2 Empty Chairs and worship pastor at Westside Baptist, El Dorado, will appear in concert to wrap up the evening.

For more information visit the FreedomFest Facebook page at .


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South Main Baptist, Crossett, holds revival services

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