On the 18th August 2018, Groomsport Presbyterian Church held a community day. A group of very enthusiastic volunteers got together and put their all into making the event happen.
When the day came, everyone worried whether anyone would show up. Those concerns were short lived where it was soon apparent it would be a very busy day indeed.
Before the event was officially opened people began to drift in and work started early. As the hours wore on the Walter Nelson Halls were alive with hundreds of visitors, all with one purpose to mind and that was having fun. There were bouncy castles, tables with games and drawing books for the younger visitors, face painting, candy floss, tray bakes, even had a visit from a number of motorcycle enthusiasts. Rev David Irwin took a group of interested people on a walking history tour around the village and the teenagers got to make and enjoy their own pizza. The Church itself was open to the public with Rev Paul Dalzell in attendance to meet people.
By the end of the day it was announced that the community day was a roaring success. Everyone went home tired, but fulfilled, as they saw how the church family pulled together to make it a wonderful day.