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City Youth Ministries hosting pre New Years Eve party

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Friday, December City Youth Ministries in Jonesboro will be holding a "Pre-New Year's Eve Party".

People can expect to see a wide variety of food, fun games and even entertainment. Program Outreach Coordinator for City Youth, Faith McMath, says they want to offer Jonesboro's youth a fun, yet positive option. "This is a party that's being thrown for all of the youth in the Jonesboro community," McMath stated. "We're inviting children ages 12 to 18 and are even extending that age to our young adults ages 19 to 21."

Games will be taking place, along with a basketball tournament and even a concert by Corey Paul who will be coming in from Houston, Texas. "We just want the kids to come out, have fun, bring in the New Year in a new and good way," McMath said.

The health, fitness and nutrition specialist at City Youth, Tawuana Hooper, feels it's important to give children an option. "This event is very important to the kids in our community because it gives them somewhere to go," Hooper said. "They have something to do while school is out and it brings everybody together socially so they can get together with their friends."

McMath further stated that the children who come to City Youth really need their help. "We serve the youth that really need our help and attention," McMath said somberly. "This event will actually bring youth off the streets. It will give them something to do that's positive. That will give them a place to come and have fun and also learn about the word of God."

Hooper says it's also vital that our community's children see someone older in a positive light. "It's very important that the kids have good role models and someone to look up to. It helps give them a sense of encouragement and something to look forward to."

Hooper says the event won't be successful without the help of the community, though. "We need volunteers. We need all of our high school kids to come out and support everything. We need a cleaning crew and people to donate water, cookies and all kinds of treats."

McMath says this event will kick off at three in the afternoon and will last until the fun stops.

For more information about this event, you can log onto this website or call City Youth Ministries at 932-9398.

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