About 2,000 people attended Servefest 2023, hosted by Lakepoint Community Church, held at the Keizer Civic Center on Sunday, Aug. 27.
The annual event is a way for the church to love and serve the community by providing practical needs as well as offering fun for families.
Attendees were offered free clothing for men, women and children. Twenty-four kids were provided with free haircuts by two volunteer stylists. One hundred manicures were completed.
Representatives from Satellite Gaming were on hand to provide free video games.
School supplies attracted long lines as families prepare for the new year.
Hersch Sangster of the city’s Traffic Safety-Bikeways-Pedestrian committee fit kids with new bike helmets, assisted by his wife, Marianne and church volunteers. Sixty helmets in all were given away. At the same booth bicycle repair was provided for 40 bikes.
Free food provided included 2,000 hot dogs and 1,000 sno-cones along with beverages.
Carnival games entertained the younger crowd while live music wafted throughout Chalmers Jones Park at the civic center.
One hundred-thirty families took advantage of free portraits taken by professional photographers.
Pets were not left out as 40 were seen by a veterinarian.
Servefest has been held since 2008 with a two-year pandemic hiatus.