Big Tent Event at Donaghcloney

THE countdown has begun for “The Big Tent Event”, which is to be held on the grounds of Donaghcloney Primary School over the last weekend in July.

The three day event, which is being run by Donaghcloney Elim Church, will feature a family fun day, live music, interviews with sports personalities, thought provoking talks and testimonies and fellowship with friends old and new.

With admission and activities completely free, this really will be an event for the whole family and everyone is welcome.

The event begins on Friday, July 27, at 7:30pm

Music on the opening evening will be by the acclaimed band Inflame and Donaghcloney Elim’s own Gary Anderson. The speaker will be former Northern Ireland footballer, Pastor Stuart Elliott. There will also be interviews with Andrew Ferguson, from Lisburn Distillery FC and Waringstown cricketer Glen Addicott from South Africa.

On Saturday, July 28, at 12 noon the Family Fun Day will certainly have something for everyone to enjoy, and what’s better - admission and all activities are free.

Five time Irish Downhill Mountain Bike champion Colin “Rosco” Ross will wheelie his way in to put on an exhilarating mountain bike stunt display, which you won’t want to miss.

The Fun Day will also feature a PSNI Dog handling display, birds of prey display & handling team and the Ulster Military Vehicles Club. Other attractions will include pony rides, a bouncy castle and assault run, a climbing wall, and there will be soccer training and competitions with Athletes in Action, a group of Christian sportsmen and women. There will also be puppet shows staged throughout the afternoon, stalls, refreshments and much, much more.

Music at the evening service (Saturday 28th, 7.30pm) will be by Soulfire Worship and speakers will be Ulster Rugby scrum-half, Paul Marshall and Pastor Ken Davidson, Donaghcloney Elim Church.

On Sunday, July 29, at 6.30pm the final evening of The Big Tent Event, will feature Music from Gospel harmony trio Revelation as well as Donaghcloney Elim praise band. Speaking will be Roy Walker, former manager of Ballymena United and Glenavon Football Club. Pastor Ken Davidson will also be speaking.

After the service in the big tent, which will accommodate 1,000 people, there will be a special healing service at 8.30pm. Pastor Ken Davidson will be speaking and Paul Robinson will be giving his testimony of healing from cancer. Music will be by Gary Anderson and also Pamela Robinson.

Ken Davidson, Pastor of Donaghcloney Elim, said: “Everyone is working really hard to make The Big Tent Event a success. We are really looking forward to it and there certainly is something to suit the whole family. Please spread the word about The Big Tent Event and invite your friends along. Everyone is welcome and it’s all completely free. Come and be part of what promises to be a great weekend.”

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