Local church 97th homecoming picnic

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK)- A local church held their annual picnic that's giving back to the community.

Many people came out to Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church for their 97th annual homecoming picnic. The event is free to the community and had many activities including bounce house, music, snowballs and free food. The event is meant to bring the community together in fellowship. Organizers say this is a great way to build relationship within the community.

“Our church has always been an open and welcoming church where everybody is somebody and God is all. This is our opportunity to tell the community to come out and enjoy the fellowship with us, says Mount Olive Deacon Ronald Turner.

The church will have its 97th anniversary service tomorrow at 10 in the morning.