COCOLAMUS - Highway 35 Student Ministries is setting out to prove that being a Christian does not mean you can't have a good time, too.
The ministry will host its second annual dodgeball tournament Sunday at East Juniata High School in Cocolamus. Registration will begin at 2 p.m., with the tournament starting at 2:30.
Last year, the tournament included 14 teams from local youth groups, said Matthew Geissinger, Mifflin County club leader for Central Pa. Youth Ministries, who helps lead the group.
Depending on how well the participation and interest is this year, Geissinger said the tournament could become an annual event.
"(The ministry's goal) is to bring groups of youth together to share the Gospel and have a good time," Geissinger said.
The cost for the tournament is one non-perishable food item. Teams should consist of up to 10 people in grades 6-12. First and second place gift card prizes will be awarded.
Teams may register in advance by calling Jodi Strawser at 363-6749 or at the door.
The Juniata and Snyder county-based ministry formed more than a year ago to provide fun activities for local youth and to share the love of Jesus Christ with them, Geissinger said.
This spring, they plan to host a multi-act concert featuring Mike's Chair, a band that has performed at the Impact youth weekend for several years.
Details about the concert have yet to be determined, Geissinger said.
Previously, the ministry organized two comedy nights and a Superchick concert at East Juniata High School.
About six churches are actively involved in planning ministry events, but new churches always are welcome to participate, Geissinger said.
For more information about Highway 35, visit www.highway35.weebly.com or call Joel Snyder at the Richfield Mennonite Church at 694-3490.