Fair Ministry

The Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fair comes to Florence in October each year.  The FBA began a ministry to the fair workers in October 2009 with a chicken bog meal on their set up day.  The ministry has grown since then.  Some of the activities include:

  • Free chicken bog meal on set up day
  • Free Yard Sale
  • Free Hair Cuts
  • Free Blood Pressure Checks
  • Free doughnuts and coffee
  • Free breakfast and worship service on Sunday morning
  • Children's Ministry
  • Free photographs
  • “Snack Sack” distribution on closing night

 

The FREE Yard Sale is a lot of fun and it takes a lot of items.  Some volunteers like to collect items all year long and use coupons to get them.  Items that are needed are:

  • Reading glasses (new or used)
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant – men's and women's
  • Soap – NO Ivory soap please
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Tylenol
  • Advil
  • OVER THE COUNTER cold medicine (NOT the kind you have to sign with the pharmacist to get)
  • Blankets
  • Twin sheets
  • Queen sheets
  •  4 or 6 pack of toilet paper OR individually wrapped rolls of TP
  • Paper towels
  • Kleenex
  • Laundry detergent
  • Pop Tarts
  • Cereal
  • “Pop-top” foods (ravioli, Vienna sausage, etc)
  • Duffle bags, small suitcases