Kids of all ages enjoyed fun in the sun at Fun Day on Saturday.
"I'm here enjoying it with my grandson," said Dan Leavell of Sandusky. "I think it's tremendous."
"[Fun Day] was a success from the very first day but it's grown so much," said his wife, Lovey A. Leavell.
People were doing just what Fun Day intended-- having fun. Kids were jumping rope and playing basketball. There was also a puppet show along with raffles and volleyball. Child Evangelism Fellowship of Bellevue offered free face paintings for kids.
"We're having a wonderful time with all the kids," said Ron Wittmer of Child Evangelism Fellowship.
"I'm having a good time, too," said event coordinator Patricia Ferguson. Fun Day was organized entirely by volunteers led by Sandusky resident Ferguson and was sponsored by area businesses and families.
This year's Fun Day was in honor of U.S. military forces serving in Iraq. Ferguson's son, First Lt. Leo Ferguson, III, is in Iraq with the Marines.
Fun Day featured musical performances, games and free food and beverages from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the parking lot next to Big O's on Perkins Ave.
Martha Harris, Toledo, had been helping her sister Patricia Ferguson prepare for Fun Day since 7 a.m. Saturday.
"Anything for the Lord -- and my sister," Harris said with a smile.
Dawn Williams of the Erie County Health Department was there all day, handing out stickers to kids and informational literature to promote good health.
Members of Dancing The Gospel from Truth In Love Fellowship Ministries traveled all the way from Detroit to be part of Fun Day. D.T.G. started six years ago and was also in last year's Fun Day.
The group of dancers ages 10-older are lead by T.R. Hoover, Youth Pastor; Raymon Dixon, Youth Leader; and Rose Hoover.
"She fell in love with us and we fell in love with her," T.R. Hoover said of Ferguson.
"I love it," Raymon Hoover said of Fun Day. "We need to bring one to Detroit."