YFC Summerfest partners with First Friday!

July 21, 2023


YFC Summerfest is about to take place once again, located “just feet from the fountain,” right off the Greenville traffic circle in the three parking lots that surround the YFC Ministry Center at 107 W. Main St. For this 3rd annual Summerfest, for the first time, YFC will be joining in with Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event. The last couple of years, Summerfest has been held on a Sunday afternoon/evening. The hope is that a Friday evening will bring cooler temperatures and that it will be an ideal time for families to enjoy all of the activities provided by Main Street Greenville and Youth for Christ.

Friday, August 4th is the date for this year’s YFC Summerfest, from 6-9 pm. The purpose of Summerfest is for the community to enjoy a wonderful time with friends and family and raise much needed funds to make a difference in the lives of area teens. Activities will include live bands, food trucks, free carnival games, axe throwing (provided by “The Exchange” out of Pleasant Hill, OH), a chance to tour a firetruck and a chance to soak a community leader under our “flush bucket”. And for those who have not yet visited YFC’s ministry center, guests are welcome to take a break from the outdoors, step into the air conditioned ministry center, sit and rest a while or take a casual tour of the center.

A highlight of this August 4th event will be the third annual “Toss for Teens” Cornhole Tournament, which will take place during the festival in the back parking lot. This year’s goal is to include 24 teams in the event, and together with the festival sponsors, raise $25,000 to help area kids. Those who wish to enter a team can make a difference for kids AND win some great prizes for both fundraising and winning play. Approximately 10 teams are still needed. Prizes include Darke County Fair tickets, Illumination Festival tickets, a Topgolf or Scene 75 gift card, a Downtown Greenville “Experience” with $100 in gift cards and backyard games, just to name a few. Those interested can check out details and register at yfcmv.org/events, which is also the page where complete festival information can be found.

There is no cost to attend YFC’s Summerfest beyond food purchases, a chance to try your hand at axe throwing and a cost for chances to soak a pastor or community leader at the “Flush Bucket.” This is made possible because of dozens of local businesses and individuals, and Summerfest’s Community Champion sponsor, Protos – The First Solution. Incidentally, additional sponsors are more than welcome and will receive advertising in return both before and during the event. Also needed are more nominations of pastors and community leaders to spend a few minutes under the “Flush Bucket” to raise money for an important cause. The whole community is invited to attend and those interested in being involved in any greater way can contact Youth for Christ at office@yfcmv.org or 937-548-2477.

Click here to see all the fun at last year’s event!