“You matter, you’re valued, and we love you” declares Hopefest organizer

The third annual Hopefest was held at Riverside park Saturday.

Victoria’s Hopefest is an event that brings the young community together to show them that they are enough.

“Hopefest is really a day for the community to come out and say to our young people you matter, you’re valued, and we love you!” declares Jodi Sandoval, Organizer.

Some of the things for the children to do at Hopefest is play games at the gaming truck, dump a cop in the dunking booth, and have fun on an obstacle course.

The dunking booth was a very popular among the young people so I had to give it a try myself. Sorry Officer Turner.

Organizer Jodi Sandoval adds they do all of this to inspire the younger generation to come together.
“I want them to take away the fact that together we are better, and we create a sense of hope and togetherness for our young people,” tells Sandoval.

Sandoval adds she loves to give back and uplift the next generation.

“This is so amazing to me and every year, it gets better and better. I love the sense of community and unity and what that means for Victoria Texas,” explains Sandoval.

Also in attendance were some venders to help spread information to the community.

“Venders out here are just really sharing their information about resources that we have right here in our community,” says Sandoval.