Three area groups, including Humbly Serving Ministries of Pike County, are working together to hold a fun-for-families benefit June 28 from noon to 4 p.m.to help the family of fallen officer Kevin Jordan. The Griffin police officer was killed May 31 while on security detail at a local restaurant.
The event will be held Saturday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds in Griffin. It will include live music, a car show, water slide, water challenges, corn hole tournament, a K9 demonstration around 3 p.m., raffles, food vendors and other entertainment. Items for the raffle are still being collected and will include items from The Walking Dead that are not available in stores.
"The Jordan family will be there so let's gather as a community and wrap our arms of comfort around Officer Kevin Jordan's family, giving them love and support in their time and grief," said Faye Harmon, founder of Humbly Serving Ministries. "All the proceeds will go to the family and none of the ministries or administrators will be paid. It's all to help the family."
There is no entry fee for the event. Kevin Jordan Ultimate Cold Water Challenge partnered with It’s What We Do and Humbly Serving Ministries and other volunteers who knew Jordan and his family to hold the nonprofit event to raise money for the family.
"I think it's important for people to show up and show support because this family lost so much – a father, a husband, a brother," said deputy Matt Snyder. "I talked to one of his family members who said they really appreciate all the support and it's really a comfort for them. It says in the Bible we need to take care of our widowed and the fatherless. That’s really what this event is all about."
Several stations will be set up so participants can take the cold water challenge or use a Slip and Slide to raise money for the Jordan family. In addition to competitive events such as the challenges or the corn hole tournament, there will visitors – possibly even Batman – to entertain the crowd.
All proceeds will go to the Jordan family. Donations may be made at or after the event or at Regions Bank for those not able to attend the event.
For information call Harmon at 678-544-7147 or Matthew Snyder of It's What We Do Ministries at 706-741-6511 or 706-741-2194.