Published on July 26th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


A Day of Faith and Fun in the Sun

Orangeburg, SCThe first Gospel Explosion and Funfest was held on the Orangeburg Fairgrounds led by the Ronnie Carr Foundation on the morning of July 26 and lasted throughout the evening.

This religious-based festival is to acknowledge an Orangeburg local who was a basketball star and alumnus of Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School.

Ronnie Carr came up with this nonprofit organization to provide help to those in the local and surrounding communities.  The idea came into existence when he showed concern about the frequency of how often people gave back.

According to thetandd.com, Carr said families may not have enough information to help children and that’s where events such as this aims to help.

“We’re trying to do things to bring opportunities to families in Orangeburg County,” he said.

Not only does this particular foundation help aid in the well-being of local citizens, but there is also another foundation Carr came up with which highlights what he was well-known for in high school.

Carr’s Orangeburg County Basketball Preservation Society will focus on local basketball and athletes.  The Ronnie Carr Foundation and the OCBPS were started last year with the height of fundraiser festivities.

Proceeds from the Gospel Explosion and Funfest will go toward the foundation’s focus to increase and improve youth development and better the community.


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