Pratt Area Youth for Christ will hold their eighth annual pig roast fund-raiser from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at the Pratt Municipal Building. A donation is requested for a meal of pulled pork prepared by Dennis Mohler, coleslaw, baked beans, a roll, dessert and a drink.


Pratt Area Youth for Christ will hold their eighth annual pig roast fund-raiser from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at the Pratt Municipal Building. A donation is requested for a meal of pulled pork prepared by Dennis Mohler, coleslaw, baked beans, a roll, dessert and a drink.

The fund-raiser is exclusively for the Pratt area YFC and provides most of its funding for the year.

Youth for Christ reaches out to the youth of Pratt and Kiowa counties, serving kids from fifth grade through high school. Junior and senior high youth meet weekly in Campus Life clubs in “The Hole,” a room in the basement of the Sears/Bodies Elite building at Third and Main.

Other activities of Youth for Christ include conferences, concerts, camps in Colorado and mission trips. Many of the kids have never belonged to or regularly attended church, according to YFC volunteers.

“Youth for Christ is my place of peace,” a student told Kathy Pritchett, a pig roast committee member.

YFC has helped kids who have learned to help others. The staff commits to making a personal connection with each kid. That may mean answering late night phone calls, taking a kid on a drive for a coke at Sonic or just listening during the weekly meetings. Many of the kids deal with problems that are far too adult for their years, Pritchett notes, and they desperately need someone to be there for them.

Joel Williamson is the executive director for YFC. Students at Barclay College in Haviland help in leadership positions.

For information or to donate, contact YFC/SCK, 211 Garfield, Greensburg, KS 67054.