An outreach event of ministry, live music, and guest speakers called No Place That Far! will be held at Liberty Park in Hillsboro from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 30.
Storm Webb, who is working to coordinate the event, said it is being organized as an effort to strengthen the bond of community in Hillsboro and Highland County.
“When we look around us, and we see everything going on in these cities with division and all the stuff that’s happened since COVID, and all this stuff that’s happened since the elections and everything, we want to see unity in Highland County,” said Webb. “The mayor wants to see our community united, and he wants to see Highland County’s people united, and he wants to be the city on a hill, the light on a hill that shines a light that says we need to be united, and he wants to see God brought back to Highland County.
“Not that God was shoved out, but there’s been so much focus on COVID and on everything else that’s going on that has caused some division, and if you look around at every city, you’ll see what’s been going on,” she added. “He wants to be that different city, and he wants to be that city that says we care about our people, and we want to come together instead of divide.”
Storm said Liberty Park was chosen as the site for the event because of its amphitheater and size. “It’s kind of a central park for our community, and it stands out, and we wanted to use a park that stands out for our community that everybody knows about,” she said.
As a first-time event, Storm said she is unsure of how many people will come. It’s kind of one of those things where it could be 40 or 50 people or it could be 200 people,” she said.
“Because of the fact that it’s an outreach thing, we have people that are going to be coming from different cities and towns because we’ve invited churches and people to come from surrounding cities like Belfast, Lynchburg and Greenfield, and there’s people coming from Dayton,” Webb said.
Baptisms will be performed for anyone who wants to be baptized, and participants are asked to bring a towel. “Paint Creek Fire Department is filling up the baptismal,” said Webb.
Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, and food from Grub ‘n Monkey and Tater Patch BBQ will be available for purchase.
“I believe that it’s important that people take time out to attend this event and be part of this event because this community of Hillsboro has always been a tight community that is based upon the word of God,” said Webb. “No matter what’s going on in the world around us, we need to realize that we need to be different, and we need to be that light and be that example to other people, and our people need to know that they’re important.”
Reach John Hackley at 937-402-2571.