Revolve Church’s first ever piñata drop took place during Elote’s 2012 Cinco de Mayo Street Festival on May 5.
Hundreds of Tulsan families and partygoers poured into the festival to see entertaining luchador fights, eat festival food and witness the first Cinco de Mayo piñata drop in Tulsa.
The piñata was not the typical party decoration. Measuring 9-feet long, 7-feet tall and weighing 400 pounds, Revolve Church dropped the candy-filled piñata from six stories in downtown at 6th and Boston.
Although it may be seen as untraditional for a church to be involved with a Cinco de Mayo event, Revolve Church feels that working alongside community events is vital to Tulsa and to leading the city to live a God-filled life.
“We feel that the Church as a whole has done an incredible job at reaching out to the community through social needs and spiritual shepherding, but that it is losing at actually relating to the community,” said Jeff Brame, Pastor at Revolve Church. “Cinco de Mayo was an amazing opportunity for hundreds of families to come together, build memories and have fun in their community.”
Although the church has only been offering Sunday services in their Promenade Mall location for a couple of months, they are already looking forward to future piñata drops.
“I would love to see this event grow in a few years and become a community competition to see who can make the most interesting, creative piñata and then drop several in a single day; making Cinco de Mayo a popular tradition in the city of Tulsa,” said Doug Keifer, Pastor at Revolve Church.
In addition to the piñata drop, Revolve Church also served at the event’s front gate and at the “family backyard area” where they helped kids in the swimming pool and coordinated the luchador dunk tank.
Special Thanks to Elote Café & Catering, Walgreens (31st and Harvard), Reasors, Midwest Crane and all who served at Cinco de Mayo and helped with the Piñata construction.
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