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“K-side for the King” block party held for Bossier Elementary

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When it comes to community and faith, the nonprofit organization Men of Courage Ministry, partnered with numerous local ministries, will helping to provide fellowship, support and togetherness for all who are in need.

On Sunday July, 28th 2018, Men of Courage partnered with Cross Fit Gym, Risen Rock and multiple local community ministries, churches and volunteers. All of these organizations came together as one behind Bossier Elementary School to hold their second “K-side for the King” free block party.

The “K-side for the King” block party included activities and free refreshments and food for the whole family, such as rock climbing, bouncy houses, face painting, games, balloon animals, free hair cuts, fellowship and so much more.

Over 2,000 flyers regarding the event were distributed among local businesses, daycares, churches and schools. Other forms of advertisement for the event were in the form of social media and word of mouth.
After 6 months of prayer, thinking, hearing from local law enforcement officers and meeting with local community store owners about what they can do for the community,

Mark Rodie, Men’s Ministry leader at Men of Courage, along with other members decided to have a free block party. The block party was organized in order to help bring together neighbors in that community for fun and fellowship.

Rodie said, “we wanted to come along side this community and do with and not do for. We thought how cool would it be to have an end of the school year block party. We wanted to go where other people weren’t going to go. We know the solution to any problem is Jesus. So we looked for the highest poverty, gangs, drugs and single parent homes in our local community. And, that local community is known as K-side. We couldn’t do this without our ministry partners coming along side us.”

The next block party will be held in the Fall of 2018. A scheduled time and date have not been set as of yet, but it will be held closer to Halloween.

Looking towards future block party events, Men of Courage is currently looking into partnering with other communities throughout Northwest Louisiana to help bring neighbors together for fun and fellowship.
In quoting Rodie again, “we want to share to the members in the community that there is hope. The only solution to the emptiness and void is a relationship with Jesus Christ. If just one life is changed, it is worth all of the time, sweat and tears with organizing these events.”

For further information, go to https://www.menofcouragela.org/

Stacey Tinsley
stinsley@bossierpress.com