Hosted by the new Redeemer Oakdale church, which will have its first local service later this month, the special ‘Shindig’ on Saturday in Oakdale’s Dorada Park drew a large, appreciative crowd.
There were games for kids, food for all, music by the group John Ady and the Boys, and an overall feeling of good will.
Helping serve up hamburgers and hot dogs to those attending was Mike Corsaut.
“We’ve probably served 300 burgers and 200-plus hot dogs,” he said of welcoming the hungry crowd on a sunny, hot Saturday.
The event started late morning and ran until mid-afternoon, with those attending able to also visit some food trucks, learn more about the Redeemer Oakdale Church – an offshoot of the Modesto church of the same name – and enjoy sharing a summer day together.
“It has been great,” said Bill Kenoyer, one of the organizers. “It’s a family event, something to enjoy with the kids.”
The new Redeemer Oakdale church will have its first service on Aug. 26 at 10 a.m., meeting at Sierra View Elementary School.