KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
July 12, 2021
By Natalie Cook Clark
This Summer six nonprofits are bringing the community together in a new way to raise money through a community event sure to please all Katy families. This weekend’s Midsummer Festival will bring music, food, in a country fair setting that will end with a firework show, all while benefiting the Katy community.
Led Zepagain, a tribute band will be one of the musical acts at Midsummer Festival. Joe Schaeffer Photography
Katy Charities Working Together in Service
Katy charities have a long-standing history of working together, but this summer they are really going all out to bring the Katy community together in a large-scale event sure to please all.
“This year we wanted to switch it up a bit and thought a community festival would be a good way to do just that,” says Tina Hatcher, Executive Director of Hope Impacts.
“Midsummer Festival is hosted by the same nonprofits that brought you the Katy Color run over the past five years,” says Hatcher, who promises that this event will bring the community together on a larger scale.
The event is a celebration of community through music, food, and fun after a year of so many events being canceled or postponed.
It All Happens This Saturday
The event is this Saturday, July 17 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Crosspoint Community Church (700 Westgreen Blvd.) and will benefit 6 local charities that benefit the Katy community.
General admission tickets are on sale now. General admission tickets are $10 (children ages 5 and under are free.)
“We are excited about this family friendly event,” says Tina Hatcher Executive Director of Hope impacts. “There will be a lot of kid activities at the country fair area with clowns, a petting zoo, a dunk booth, game booths, popcorn, snow cones and more.”
Locals can enjoy live music from bands like classic rock cover band from Bryan, TX; Midnight Express, Tejano Music Award Winner; Crystal Torres and Led Zeppelin tribute band out of Los Angels; Led Zepagain. Led Zeppelin lead guitarist, Jimmy Page has praised the tribute band claims they are “as close as you’ll ever get to the real deal.”
Local musicians will also take the stage at the festival as Katyites can tap their feet to fun beats while enjoying the festivities of the country fair.
Local nonprofits have been working hard to bring this event together with countless in-person/zoom meetings. Photo credit: Tina Hatcher
“This family friendly event is a joint fundraiser between Christ Clinic, Compassion Katy, Hope Impacts, Katy Christian Ministries, The Ballard House and Pregnancy Help Center, nonprofits that aide under-served in the Katy Community,” explains Hatcher.
Learn More About the Nonprofits You Can Help
Hope Impacts provides support for Katy's homeless community. They are always accepting donations but like the other charities, is looking forward to bringing the community together in service and fun.
Katy Christian Ministries was founded 36 years ago with a mission to help transform lives. Now, the organization serves more than 8600 households in Katy and its surrounding communities.
They have two resale shops in Katy. Proceeds from the sales of donations go to support KCM projects and programs that provide immediate and long-term crisis interventions and counseling for victims of domestic and sexual violence.
The Ballard House provides housing for patients and their family members who have come to the area to receive medical treatment for a life-threatening illness. The Ballard House is always seeking donations to supply and operate their 20,000 square foot hospitality house.
Compassion Katy works with area businesses, churches, local organization, and their partners to provide access to social services to local under-resourced and families suffering through economic hardships.
One of their biggest events and giving back opportunity is Operation Back 2 School. The event serves 18 schools and benefits over 10,000 students as they prepare to be successful in the new school year.
Christ Clinic provides low-cost health care to the uninsured or those in financial difficulty. All patients are treated by board certified volunteer doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses. Christ Clinic partners with West Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann.
The Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston is located in Katy and serves as a free resource and help center for any one pregnant and needing help. From services provided through counseling and education they help local woman in need and seeking help.
The event is still seeking volunteers, sponsors, donors, and venders. See how you can get involved here.
Learn more about parking and VIP opportunities at their website.
Tickets are on sale now and will be sold at the door.