It’s Picnic Time!

logo for picnicsAll of our picnics are sponsored!

All the entertainment is booked!

We are ready to connect with our community!

Empower Youth began in a very simple way… June, July, and August of 2015 we just wanted to get to know our friends a little better. We hosted picnics every Wednesday and we met so many wonderful folks. Now in our third year, this will be the best yet.

Our Entertainment this year is leaning towards a younger side: In June we have hometown girl Anna Weigand and the Joe Tellman Band. We will also have Santorelli Dance Studios and Universal Karate Academy doing live demonstrations. Of course, the young at heart, Mark and Kami Owen will round out this incredible month. In July, our bands will be Over The Years with Kyle Henline, the B-Sides, Brent Hensley, and the dynamic girls group Meridian. In August, we are proud to bring back the Santorelli Dance team again. We are thrilled to have local artists The Patricks and Steve and Dona Fultz join us.  Throughout the summer we will have craft tables for kids, Girl Scouts will be in full force, the library will be coming up with surprises– and much more!

We couldn’t do this without amazing picnic sponsors. We’ve come a long way from 2015 when we made most of the food ourselves in a little church kitchen. We fed 3000 meals that year. Last year we topped off around 4000 meals and we are sure to beat that this year.

Our food sponsors this year include: Elite Biomedical, Community Savings Bank, Community Christian Church, The Coming Storm, Bethel Business Association, Hydro Systems, Multi-Color Corporation, The Bethel Lion’s Club, and The Bethel United Methodist Church.

There’s always room for more folks to join us– we would love to add funnel cakes and moonbounces… and throw in some really crazy stuff like the flying pancake man.  If your organization would like to sponsor a little something special above what we already have on the books– please contact Lori Conley at 614-506-3694 or email at

Want to check out our June line up?

june picnic poster

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