Christian music festival celebrates life, love, and faith

Hawk Nelson performing

EXCLAIM! was a free festival to help build the Catholic community in Toledo.

On Sunday, July 28, at the Monsignor Schmit CYO Athletic Complex, it was the forth year EXCLAIM! has taken place.

Jen Ohms, who founded and organized the festival commented on how EXCLAIM! brings people together, saying, â??(EXCLAIM! is) a place where people of all religions and any kind of people can come and hang out and listen to some good Christian music.â??

On the main stage, Christian music artists such as Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson and The Jacob and Matthew Band, were the focal point of the event.

While listening to the music, there were many activities in which children could participate, such as crafts, inflatable games and sport tournaments. Booths from local Catholic ministries were set up for people to receive information.

The festival concluded with Mass, which included clergy from across the diocese.