WhenSaturday, September 30, 2017
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2017 WellsFest, WellsFest Art Night and Golf Tourney Benefit Methodist Children’s Homes
The 34th WellsFest will be held Saturday, September 30, at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park next to Smith-Wills Stadium on Lakeland Drive. Presented by Wells United Methodist Church, WellsFest 2017 will donate all proceeds to the Methodist Children’s Homes of Mississippi. Through on-campus residences, foster care and adoption, Methodist Children’s Homes helps neglected or abused children surmount their challenges and mature into productive, satisfying lives.
Family-friendly, alcohol- and drug-free with no admission or parking fee, WellsFest features:
  • 5K run and walk at 8 a.m. and one-mile fun run at 9 a.m.
  • Pet parade at 9:30 a.m. followed by a blessing of the pets
  • Nonstop music from some of Mississippi’s best bands and solo acts from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • A children’s play area with pony rides, climbing wall, ring-toss, mini-golf, sand pile, face-painting and more  
  • Dozens of arts and crafts vendors
  • A plant sale
  • A silent auction of goods and services from area merchants and
  • Coffee, desserts, food and soft drinks.
WellsFest Art Night will be held at Duling Hall in Fondren on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The event is free with live music and food donated by Table 100 and Babalu.  A preview party with a buy-it-now area begins at 5:30 p.m.  A live art auction starts at 7 p.m.  Some of Mississippi’s best-known artists have donated more than 25 pieces of original work for the live auction. Mississippi watercolorist Wyatt Waters will paint a still life on site to be sold at the auction’s end.
WellsFest also includes a golf tournament on Thursday, Sept. 21, at Live Oaks Golf Club in Jackson. It will be a four-person scramble with a $400 per team entry fee. To register or for more information, please visit www.wellsfest.org or contact John Brashier at johnbrashier@wellschurch.org. Registration deadline is Sept. 17, 2017.