Balloon storytellers Dennis Yeatts (left) and Jennifer McReynolds will be featured in the Dogwood Festival Children’s Zone on April 28. They are shown telling the story of donning the “Armor of God” at a children’s gathering on a mission trip to Zambia last year.

Balloon storytellers Dennis Yeatts and Jennifer McReynolds will be featured in the Children’s Zone at the Vinton Dogwood Festival on Saturday, April 28. They will be performing at the Vinton Farmers’ Market at 11:30 a.m.

McReynolds will tell the story from Ephesians 6: 10-18 of putting on the full “Armor of God,” while Yeatts recreates the symbols from the story by tying balloons representing the Helmet of Salvation, the Shield of Faith, the Breastplate of Righteousness, the Shoes of the Gospel of Peace, the Belt of Truth, and the Sword of the Spirit. All children who attend will receive a balloon creation to take…



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