Special to Iredell Free News

Horizon Church will host an Independence Festival in the church parking lot at 316 Signal Hill Drive on Saturday, July 3, from 6 to 10 p.m. This family-oriented festival will feature food and craft vendors, live music, and other activities.

The public is invited and admission is free. Festival attendees will also have an excellent vantage point from the grounds to view the spectacular City of Statesville Fireworks Celebration launching from the Signal Hill Mountain Bike Trail to close out the festival.

Food trucks already signed on for the event include Troutman Tacos “Tony,” The Chillin Station, What’s Shake’n Concessions; and Funohcakes. Performances throughout the evening will feature Horizon’s worship team.

Horizon is opening up this festival to Statesville area businesses and craft vendors who may wish to rent booth space at the event. Space is limited and the rental fee (Non-Food) is $50. Businesses and vendors wishing to reserve space may contact Tony Smith at (704) 873-5250 or ncmusicman61@yahoo.com to receive booth participation forms and additional information.

“We are using this event to reach out to the neighborhood and also let everyone know about the wonderful tenant mix at our complex,” said Charles Williams, founder/co-pastor at Horizon Church. “We want everyone to experience a warm atmosphere and find a place to fit in, regardless of their past or present. Our goal is to show the love of Christ through this event and the other ministries of Horizon Church… as our tagline says, it is truly ‘A Place For New Beginnings.’”

Horizon Church is a non-denominational church located at 316 Signal Hill Drive in Statesville. Sunday morning worship begins at 10 a.m. each week. Services are of a casual atmosphere, with contemporary music, and messages relevant to everyday living. Charles Williams is the founding pastor of the church, which was founded in 1999, and Jason Bost is co-pastor. The church website is www.horizonchurch.net and the phone number is (704) 873-5250.