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Summer church youth festival 'Take Off!' set for this Saturday

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff

Riverton-area religious leaders and organizations combine to host "Take Off!" on Saturday, June 16, at Riverton City Park.

An afternoon and evening of music, games, puppetry and fellowship is planned from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Scheduled to perform are:

- Set Free Band, local musicians recently released from incarceration;

- Band of the Nazarene, from Riverton First Church of the Nazarene and guest conductor Ian McFarland;

- Loveland Faith Magic, a 20-member vocal and instrumental ensemble from Colorado that has appeared in Riverton before;

- OAC Gospel Magic.

Also scheduled is a lineup of giant inflatable toys and continuos entertainment including a puppet-show drama and tethered balloon rides aboard Cloud Kisser as provided by the Riverton Balloon Club.

Food and drink booths also are planned.

Admission is free, but tickets are required for admittance to the festival area for the big toys and the balloon rides. Tickets are available at many local churches and businesses, including the Golden Buffalo, Farmers Insurance, Mammoth Music, KTUG radio, The Ranger in Riverton, The Lander Journal and Lander Children's Museum in Lander, Hines General Store in Fort Washakie, and the Ethete Store.

Prize drawings will be held for all ticket holders.

In case of bad weather, the Fremont County Fair Main Hall is the alternate location.

For more information, call 856-9672.

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