Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union proudly served as a sponsor of The FEST at the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe, Ohio, on Sunday, August 5. The FEST is a one-day family festival sponsored by the Diocese of Cleveland. It is designed to bring tens of thousands of Christians together for a day of fun, praise, and worship – for FREE.
In addition to providing financial support for The FEST, Ohio Catholic FCU also offered attendees the opportunity to enter a scholarship raffle for Catholic school tuition. By the end of the day, more than 100 students from 28 different Catholic grade schools and high schools entered to win one of two $250 scholarships. Ohio Catholic FCU has now awarded more than $40,000 in Catholic school tuition scholarships, as well as $68,000 in Catholic school grants in 2018.
Attendees young and old also flocked to the Ohio Catholic FCU booth to participate in our Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) Challenge. We invited attendees to pick an ARK Card out of a bag and asked them to commit to that ARK while at The FEST by signing our ARK poster. Every hour on the hour, one person who committed to the ARK Challenge was awarded a $50 Visa gift card. The ARK garnered over 200 signatures, including Bishop Nelson Perez’s autograph, throughout the day.
The FEST always features the most popular contemporary Christian musicians, and this year was no exception as the concert included We Are Messengers, Mandisa, Big Daddy Weave, and Toby Mac. The FEST ended with an outdoor Catholic mass at 8:00 p.m. followed by an amazing fireworks display. Mark your calendars now and be sure to join Ohio Catholic FCU at The FEST next year on August 4, 2019.