Volunteers, musicians and community members came out Saturday to partner with City of Hope Outreach in providing a carnival for the community.

Phillip Fletcher, founder and executive director of City of Hope Outreach, said that this is the third year the nonprofit has thrown a carnival. It usually takes place right after school gets out for summer, but he said it had to be rescheduled this year because of the weather.

The activities took place next to Oakwood Village Mobile Home Community. Fletcher said transportation was also being provided for members of the Brookside Mobile Village community to take part in the carnival.

"We’re really here to foster community," he said.

Erin Kingston, CoHO staff member, said the nonprofit tries to gather resources from the city to make the carnival a success. Volunteers from various businesses and entities including the Conway Fire Department, Kohls and Sonshine Academy take part in the carnival.

"We really try to call the community to togetherness," she said.

CoHO was founded in 2007 and is based near the Oakwood community. The nonprofit’s mission is "to promote holistic community renewal in under-resourced areas through the gospel of Jesus Christ."

Kingston added that CoHO works to teach and encourage the children in the communities. The nonprofit also has a relationship with the school system to ensure consistency in lessons during the school year.

"It’s been an amazing partnership," Kingston said.

For more information on City of Hope Outreach visit www.cityhopeoutreach.com.

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