Highlighted by a breakfast, workshops, a basketball tournament, a community barbeque and a talent show, Far Rockaway's Church of the Nazarene celebrated its annual Youth Fest '08 on August 23. With a theme of "Encourage Yourself", the three-day event was bookended by youth services on August 22 and August 24. The church's New Generation for Christ Youth Ministry presented Youth Fest '08. Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation, the NYPD's Community Affairs unit, Senator Malcolm Smith and Langer Realty sponsored it. Pictured below are Ed Williams, president of the Far Rockaway NAACP, and Assemblywoman Michele Titus with some of the children who took part.