BELPRE, Ohio The 7th annual Gathering event took place Saturday at Civitan Park.
The Gathering event is where many churfches throughout Belpre come together and sponsor a free event for the community.
The churches look at the event as an opportunity to show the community that they're here and that they care.
This was the first year that the event expanded beyond the church by including many local organizations. Some organizations include the Belpre Library, the Boys and Girls Club, Girl Scouts, and many more.
These organizations were included to show the community of the various opportunities that are available beyond the walls of the church.
"It's a family oriented opportunity and I think that our community is looking for opportunities like that and this just provides that opportunity for them to come out to not have to really have to worry about anything and just to have fun and enjoy themselves and appreciate the community they live in," said Pastor Seth Fallon, Mullen Memorial Baptist Church.
The Belpre churches would like the community to know that they are behind them and that they are better when they are together.