Day in the Son reaches out

Mark Lassiter
An excited crowd chases a frisbee thrown from the stage for a chance to win a prize during Sunday’s Day in the Son at Mount Shasta city park.

A Day in the Son celebrated its seventh year on Sunday, drawing an estimated 1,000 newcomers to Mount Shasta City Park and serving over 1,500 meals, according to event planners.

Over 600 people attended a morning outdoor church service, followed by a full day of live music and outdoor activities for all ages.

Families relaxed and enjoyed music and sunshine, while children played. A portable waterslide was set up for the kids and looked to provide a welcome respite from the heat.

The idea of an outdoor Christian celebration with food, entertainment, and live music grew out of the Coffee Connection in downtown Mount Shasta, according to Rob Wilden, one of the many sponsors of the event. 

“The purpose of the event is to bring the Christian community together to celebrate and reach out to both the community and visitors for the Fourth of July,” said Wilden, adding that many churches and individuals contributed to the event’s success.