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October 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Grace College to Host 33rd Annual Fun Fest


WINONA LAKE, IND. — Grace College will host its 33rd annual Fun Fest on Friday, Oct. 27 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Gordon Health and Wellness Center, 100 Publishers Dr., Winona Lake. Fun Fest is free and open to all children and their families. This year’s theme is outer space. Children are invited to dress-up for the theme or in a costume of their choosing.

“Fun Fest offers a safe, fun, family-friendly evening that’s not contingent on fickle Indiana weather,” said Alicia Meyer, Director of Student Involvement at Grace. “Everyone can have a fun evening in costume, playing games with family and friends in a warm, well-lit fieldhouse.”

Fun Fest is coordinated by Serve, Grace’s student-led ministry. Student volunteers will run carnival-style games, will provide face painting and will hand out prizes and candy.

Originating in 1989, Fun Fest was first organized by Grace student Jennifer Anderson, who was an officer of what was called “Grace Ministries in Action” (GMA) at the time. The 1989 event was held in McClain Hall, but as the event has grown, it has moved locations to accommodate as many as 2,500 attendees from the Warsaw/Winona Lake community.

This year, Meyer estimates that 60 students from Grace will volunteer their time to host 800 visitors for the evening.

“This is an event where the Grace Serve team, along with its many volunteer members, are able to connect with families and individuals outside of what we call the ‘Grace bubble,’” said Faith Hergenrather, a student Serve officer. “Ultimately, it is our goal to share the kindness of Christ with our greater community.”

To ask questions or request more information about Fun Fest, email

Photo attached: Grace College students welcome the community to the 32nd annual FunFest.



Grace College is an accredited, Christ-centered institution of higher education located in the picturesque lakeside town of Winona Lake, Ind.  Affiliated with Charis Fellowship, Grace College was founded in 1948.  Today Grace offers more than 100 majors, minors, certificates and graduate programs through both on-campus and online delivery methods. Nearly all Grace College bachelor’s degrees can be completed in three years, and students can earn a bachelor’s and master’s in four total years through an accelerated degree program. Grace also has a ministry training center in Akron, Ohio. For more information, visit


October 18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm