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Crossroads Church holds annual Jamboree

Posted at 7:05 PM, Oct 27, 2019

The KJAM Jamboree was held today at Crossroads Church.

The event is billed as a "Halloween alternative." Activities included games, prizes, praise & worship, puppet shows, and candy.

The theme was board games, and children were asked to come dressed as their favorite board game character for the costume contest.

Marty Hoey, children's pastor at the church, said the event has been held annually for almost 25 years.

"We try to provide a safe, friendly environment where the kids can come and have fun, and get some candy, but they're not on the streets, which are no as safe as they used to be," Hoey said.

This year's theme was connecting, he said.

"Today we talked about connecting with God, with your family, community and the world," he said. "We want them to see that living for God can be fun. The message today was about connecting with God, about how he wants to connect with us, he loves us, he has plans for us, plans to bless us."