Have you wondered how you could mix paczkis and Jesus together for one awesome Tuesday?

Well I have!

We are excited to share with you an opportunity for the churches of Lapeer County to do good for the community. On Tuesday, March 5, we are asking the churches to converge onto downtown Lapeer for the 1st annual Paczki Fest!

Yes, you read that right: Paczki Fest!

Some people call it Fat Tuesday. Others call it Mardi Gras. But, we in Lapeer call it Paczki Fest. It begins the journey towards the cross and the celebration of the empty tomb on Easter Sunday. 

All day the businesses in downtown Lapeer will be participating each in their own way. We as the Church will patron the businesses as a way to do good for the community. 

We envision three goals for the churches: 1. Eat something; 2. Buy something; 3. Give something.

First, we want you to eat downtown anytime during the day. There are several good restaurants that I am fond of. I am sure you have your favorite.

Second, we want you to buy something. This is how we can give back to the community and help support local businesses and families. 

Third, we want you to give. We will have devotional material to hand out to encourage people’s hearts for the Easter season. 

Finally, this is for a good cause. Partnering with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), we are working with the businesses to do a fundraiser for The Refuge Homeless Shelter of Lapeer. The participating businesses that see customers during Paczki Fest will give to The Refuge. 

We have the churches, the local businesses, and the DDA working together to make the Easter Season festive this year. We are planning street music, sing alongs, and maybe even a paczki eating contest! 

This is a win-win event. We are asking the that you begin to promote this to your friends, family, and in your church. Keep a look out on Facebook and your email for more details as we draw closer to March 5. 

If you are a musician or singer and wish to participate with the musical festivities please let us know soon by emailing alterry@gmail.com. 

Let’s make Paczki Fest 2019 a huge success. Partnerships with the Church, the businesses, and the community is how we can best do good for the community and share the hope we have in Jesus Christ. 

Thank you, 

—Andrew Terry