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Smoking for Jesus Ministry holding Super Fun Day, garage sale to benefit its school

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF

KINGSLAND — Smoking for Jesus Ministry invites the community to come on over for its Super Fun Day.

The fundraiser is Aug. 2 at the church site, 1804 FM 2342 in Burnet.

A garage sale starts the day at 7 a.m. Those wanting to sell items can buy a table space for $25 and will be able to keep any money made through the garage sale, said Demaries Glaspie, supervisor of the Smoking for Jesus Ministry School Learning Center in Kingsland.

The Super Fun Day is noon-6 p.m. and includes games for 25 cents each, a food court, puppets, a splash area, movies and prizes. Meal cards are $5.

In addition, a Christian talent show is 3 p.m. There’s a $5 entry fee.

The event benefits the general school fund.[box]IF YOU GO
WHAT: Super Fun Day
WHEN: Aug. 2 with garage sale at 7 a.m. and event noon-6 p.m.
WHERE: Smoking for Jesus Ministry church site, 1804 FM 2342 in Burnet
COST: Talent show entry fee is $5; meal cards are $5; games are 25 cents each.
FOR MORE: To register for talent show, call (504) 251-4744 or (830) 220-0141; businesses wanting to participate in event should call (830) 265-7042.[/box]

“We’re very excited to see how it turns outs,” Glaspie said. “We’re hoping kids and the community will come out and have fun.”

“They can come out and enjoy themselves in a safe environment,” said Julie Tumblin, the minister of education who works with the school. “We want to be able to provide something parents can come out and enjoy themselves.”

Money raised will go to a variety of needs for the school, Glaspie said, including books and computer labs and to help offset tuition costs.

“Everything that it takes to run a school,” she said.

The school includes a nursery for children 6 months to eighth grade. It’s been recognized as a quality data school by meeting the standards of Accelerated Christian Education, Tumblin said.

Smoking for Jesus began the school in 2004 when the ministry was located in New Orleans. But Hurricane Katrina forced members to leave Louisiana and relocate in Kingsland. Members started the school back up in 2007.

Tumblin said the school has a waiting list and the building is older.

“We’re in the process of trying to build a new building,” she said. “We’ve had a lot of requests from parents to put their children in Christian education. We’re filled to capacity.”

The school’s priority mirrors the ministry’s, Glaspie said.

“We want to continue to instill in kids the principles we so strongly believe in and live by,” she said.

Preregister for the talent show by calling Tumblin at (504) 251-4744 or Glaspie at (830) 220-0141.

Businesses wanting to participate in the Super Fun Day can call Rachael Frazier at (830) 265-7042.

jfierro@thepicayune.com