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July 12, 2018 Hesston RecordJuly 12, 2018 Hesston Record

Celebrate Hope In Harvey County This Saturday

Posted 7/27/2017

FOR THE RECORDHopeFest Harvey County Resource FestivalHopeFest Harvey County Resource Festival

It is time for HopeFest. The 2017 Harvey County Resource Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, July 29 at the Newton Recreation Center, 414 N. Poplar in Newton.

HopeFest is a free fun festival for all ages. There will be a variety of activities and the opportunity to discover the numerous resources that are available for Harvey County residents.

Features at the 2017 HopeFest include bouncy houses, Newton fire truck and ambulance outside on 5th Street.  Inside the Rec Center, come play games, do crafts, enjoy kids’ activities and listen to musical entertainment while finding out what Harvey County non-profit organizations have to offer you.

Thirty-eight exhibitors - all non-profit organizations - have signed up to have tables at HopeFest.

Free health screenings will be offered for dental, hearing, vision and blood pressure checks. Newton Lions Club will provide the hearing and vision screening at HopeFest which can be done starting at six months of age. If a vision problem is found, Newton Lions will give the person a free vision appointment with a local optometrist.

HopeFest is geared toward all ages.

Youth organizations such as 4-H will set up tables. Find out about the exciting things happening with the Healthy Harvey Coalition to improve the lives of Harvey County residents.  Need a job, WorkforceONE can help.

Discover community service opportunities through groups like the Lions Club or volunteering with Peace Connections. For seniors, learn about Bluestem PACE, mental stimulation at Newton Public Library and fitness with Newton Rec/Wellness Center. These are just a few who will be at HopeFest.

There will be a free Book Swap table with titles for all ages and door prizes. 

A free lunch will be prepared by All Nations Church and Salvation Army for the first 200 attendees. The Salvation Army is donating the meat for the sandwiches and Big Brothers Big Sisters is providing the veggies.

HopeFest is sponsored by Newton Medical Center, Newton Et Cetera Shop and Harvey County Resource Council.

"The Harvey County HopeFest is a wonderful event that highlights so many great opportunities available here in Harvey County.  We are excited to add several new resources this year, such as services for job seekers. Event goers will be able to participate in a book exchange, FREE health screens and so much more.  There will be lots of activities for the kids as well.  There is truly something for everyone!” said Sandra Bradley of CASA: A Voice for Children.


2017 HopeFest Participants:

Acupuncture Newton

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Bluestem Communities

Bluestem PACE

CASA: A Voice for Children

Girl Scouts

Grand Central

Harvey County Health Department

Harvey County Health Department-  WIC

Health Ministries Clinic

Healthy Harvey  Coalition

Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Centers

Kansas Farmworker's Health Program

K-State Research  & Extension - SHICK

K-State Research  & Extension- 4-H


Narcotics Anonymous

New Hope (Homeless Shelter)

New Jerusalem Mission

Newton Community for Racial Justice

Newton Fire/EMS - Fall Safety and Prevention

Newton Public Library

Newton Lions Club

Newton Medical Center

Newton Recreation Commission

Offender Victim Ministries

Parents As Teachers

Peace Connections

Prairie Independent Living Resource Center

Prairie View

Roger Eichelberger

Safe Hope (Domestic Violence)

Salvation Army


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Trinity Heights Respite Care

Valley Hope