Parkway Hills prepares for SpringFest


Parkway Hills United Methodist Church is gearing up for its fifth annual SpringFest event and the kickoff of a month-long celebration commemorating Earth Day.

SpringFest will be held from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. April 4, and the day’s line-up of activities will feature music, art, kids’ activities, food and fellowship. More than 1,200 community members attended last year’s event.

The outdoor festival will feature the sounds of Chris Gill and the Sole Shakers and gospel music artist, Cynthia Palmer, along with other local acts. More than 25 local artisans and members of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi will display and sell their work at this juried event. People can shop around for arts and crafts on the grounds while enjoying the live music. Rounding out the day’s activities will be great food, served as a fundraiser by Parkway Hills youth, and fun children’s entertainment including games, space jumps and face painting.

"SpringFest will give our neighbors and friends a special opportunity to enjoy Parkway Hills’ beautiful campus and the fellowship of our church family,” said Andy Blake, SpringFest committee co-chair. “The natural setting of our church grounds is one thing that is especially unique to Parkway Hills. It’s the perfect venue to remember how important it is to conserve and celebrate our natural resources.”

Parkway Hills’ church site was designated as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation in 1998 and it’s the first church in Mississippi to receive the honor.

.Parkway Hills United Methodist Church is located at 1468 Highland Colony Parkway, across from Madison Central High School. The event is free and is open to the public.