Slip & Slide

By on August 26, 2015

Akron’s Roland Park sledding hill saw what could have been its busiest day of the year on a hot August Sunday as about 2,500 people came to slip and slide down a pair of 300-foot-long soaking wet plastic ramps. ER20150826_Akronparksplashday3
The annual late August Splash Day is an outreach event that’s put on by the non-denominational Victory Church, which has a tribe (not congregation) numbering some 1,500 partners (not members) of fun-loving faithful. While one hesitates to quibble with a preacher’s crowd count, we did ask Pastor Vinnie DePaul how he came up with that 2,500 number.
“Well, when we were in the thick of it, we took a count of the people in line for the bounce houses, the number of people waiting to slide, the people in the pavilion and the observers at the bottom of the hill. And we gave away 1,800 hot dogs, 900 ice cream cones and 1,100 sno cones. We do have 1,500 partners in our Victory Church tribe and we do know how to count a crowd,” he said.


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