The MAC (Midway Area Churches) Association has revived a major project, albeit in a “mini” form, as the merger of churches planned the distribution of food that organizers thought would be the largest they have ever done. Midway High School, located at 15375 Spivey’s Corner Highway (US 421) near Dunn, will host a Mini-MAC Day and Food Delivery on May 7. This year, three $ 1,000 scholarships will be held be a gift again.
“Over the years, we have tried to have a day full of fun, food, music, play areas for kids, and car show,” said MAC Director and event organizer Rev. Floyd Ray said. “This year with some uncertainty still coming from COVID, we decided to do things a little differently. This year, our focus is on helping the community. To that end, we will be feeding a larger meal than any we have ever made. We would also cook and pick up the dishes they made in the churches. ” Bouncers will also be available for children, and a DJ.
Dish delivery will operate from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and delivery of food bags will operate from 1 to 3 p.m. Back in 2019, the 11th Mac Association Community Fun Fun took place. This event took place “in conjunction” with the 12th edition of that event, which returns for the first time since the 11th event. Prior to the pandemic, Social Day was a major public event that brought thousands of people to northern Sampson County, the culmination of a year-long effort by dozens of churches to collect membership fees and partner with local businesses. to give some free food and fun to the community.
The event began off in 2008, with 10 churches at Midway Elementary School. It grew over the years to 40 churches, with a population of 4,000-5,000 in recent years. The MAC group includes close to 60 different churches in Midway and the surrounding area, of which two-thirds have participated in the Annual Community Day event. Each church donated $ 200 and other goodies on the day of the event so that everything could be given away for free, possibly in a few years through several donations, including from Carlie C’s IGA and Lions Restaurant in Harnett and Sampson counties, as well as many individuals.
In addition, the Midway Community Churches Association regularly offers scholarships to MAC-related students, a value that could increase over the years. In 2019, that amount is $ 2,000. That amount will be $ 3,000 this year. Previously, Ray had referred to Community Sports Day as an option for families who may not be able to visit Myrtle Beach or Fair State every year. “It’s about being able to reach people and give them a chance to join,” Ray said. “Those who could not go to church, we brought the church to them.”