TYRONE - Getting together with neighbors and friends at festivals and summer outings is often a relaxing, enjoyable time.
Most offer food, crafts and entertainment. The one being held in Tyrone is no exception, but it also adds another element - faith.
The third annual Faith Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 on 10th Street between Logan and Pennsylvania avenues.
Headlining the event is Jim Worthing, an international Christian artist singer, who is originally from the Altoona area. A message will be given by state Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair.
Sue Griep, president of Tyrone Events and Promotions, said the day offers an opportunity for people to share a day as family. She said it brings all the churches in Tyrone together to celebrate faith and allows people to fellowship with other people in the community.
"It's grown every year," said Griep.
If you go
What: Faith Day
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7
Where: Downtown Tyrone
Sponsor: Tyrone Events and Promotions.
One of the activities that allows families and youth groups to work together while having fun is the Random Acts of Kindness Scavenger Hunt that begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.
It is sponsored by Epworth Manor and Megan Wagner, activities assistant at the manor, shared information on how it works and some of the challenges participants will be given.
Each team is given a list of 12 acts of kindness to perform such as washing a senior's car, thanking a veteran for his or her service or taking a group photo for a family. Participants can also add their random act of kindness.
The team snaps a photo of each random act to prove it was accomplished.
Prizes are awarded for the fastest time, the most inspiring story, the best picture and most creative act of kindness.
A new challenge being introduced this year is Minute to Win It, which is based on the TV show, Griep said. For the energetic, Joshua House will hold 5K and 10K races starting at 7:30 a.m.
Bands providing inspirational music take to the stage at 9 a.m. Groups such as Simply Grace, Grace Baptist Church Choir, The Dane Family, Scent of Water, The Least of These and Anthony and Friends will provide music in addition to Worthing.
Signs of Faith, a sign language group, is part of the line-up.
Griep said three groups are coming from Clearfield including Heavenbound and New Covenant, whose children have formed the band ChristFirst.
The children's group will perform in the Kid Zone, which will include face painting, balloon magic, a bounce house and pony rides, Griep said. Simply Dance, KidsSing and drama and puppet ministries also are part of the action there.
The festival would not be complete without crafts and food. Griep said 35 vendors will offer crafts, such as candles, plants and baked goods. A chicken barbecue will be available along with a variety of foods.