A combination of cool weather, sunny smiles and inflatable rides attracted a crowd estimated at more than 2,000 for Clermont’s annual Sunday at the Park.
The outdoor event is hosted by the Concord Baptist Church and many attendees appreciated that everything — from rides to the car show — was free.
Sally Fleming, who came with her twin sons Mack and Reid, 11, said that with today’s sluggish economy, events such as Sunday at the Park are a great way to save money.
“It’s very helpful. We probably wouldn’t have come if it wasn’t free,” she said.
Worship pastor and organizer James Dollar said the event is a gift to the community from the church. The festivities included a car show, slides, a rock wall, a bull ride and a 20-minute fireworks show.
As children navigated their way through an obstacle course named “Survivor” and ducked in and out of rides, some families sprawled out on blankets in the field by the church to view the concerts. Crowds also milled around the gleaming cars at the annual car show.
Dollar said Sunday at the Park also includes a salute to veterans, as several of the children at the church are part of families who have returned from Afghanistan.