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Youth event locks in New Year’s fun

Tammy Malgesini

East Oregonian

Published on December 28, 2017 12:01AM

Last changed on December 28, 2017 9:09PM

Area youths enjoyed a safe New Year’s Eve celebration in 2016. This year’s Youth Lock-In event starts Sunday at 7 p.m. at Living Faith Church in Hermiston.

Photo contributed by David Gutierrez

Area youths enjoyed a safe New Year’s Eve celebration in 2016. This year’s Youth Lock-In event starts Sunday at 7 p.m. at Living Faith Church in Hermiston.


Area youths are invited to a special New Year’s Eve event in Hermiston

The Youth Lock-In starts Sunday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at Living Faith Church, 1611 Diagonal Blvd., Hermiston. While some of the activities take place at the church, transportation in church buses will be utilized for activities at other destinations, including roller skating at Roller Ink and laser tag course will be set up in the gymnasium at Hermiston Christian Center. The event ends Monday, Jan. 1 at 1 a.m.

“We are so thankful to create a safe and fun alternative for the teenagers in our community for New Year’s Eve,” said David Gutierrez, youth pastor at Living Faith Church.

The fee is $10 per person, which covers the cost of the activities. The evening includes laser tag, roller skating, pizza, live music and more. Participants will return to Living Faith prior to midnight for some music and an short encouraging New Year’s Eve message, Gutierrez said. The event is open to students ages 12-18.

The lock-in started a couple of years ago as an activity for the Living Faith Church’s youth group, Gutierrez said. But, as other area youth leaders saw Facebook postings about the event, they wanted to get involved. Gutierrez said the first year included nine youth pastors/leaders and about 150 teens.

For more information, contact 541-567-4486, info@winacity.com or visit www.winacity.org.

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Contact Community Editor Tammy Malgesini at tmalgesini@eastoregonian.com or 541-564-4539



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