During the holiday season, families on a tight budget are looking for all the help they can get.

During the holiday season, families on a tight budget are looking for all the help they can get.

Violet Baptist Church is more than happy to oblige, offering a free special gathering for area residents to take a load off while its volunteers take over for a spell.

"Friends, Frozen and Fun" is a free event open to the general public Dec. 13, at Violet Baptist Church, 8345 Blacklick-Eastern Road in Pickerington.

"It is truly a treat for the community to enjoy family and fun, with free gift-wrapping and a free movie to get into the Christmas spirit," said Kelly Yates of the Violet Baptist Church.

The event includes a showing of the very popular Disney animated-movie Frozen for two screenings, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each scheduled movie.

While the movie plays, refreshments will be served and all movie-goers can check their unwrapped presents at a secured check-in station whereupon volunteers will then proceed to wrap them up free of charge.

Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite character from the movie and there will be a photo-booth on the premises for pictures.

"We're excited to provide an event for families and friends to come, feel welcome, relax and enjoy," said Violet Baptist Church Senior Pastor Rick Williams.

The event is all about having folks take a much-needed hiatus from the overwhelming tasks and to-do lists prevalent during the holiday season, he said.

"We want to treat you to a break from the hustle and bustle by providing free gift-wrapping, refreshments, photo memories and more while you enjoy Frozen, one of Disney's most popular movies," Williams said.

Violet Baptist's own "Frozen" characters will be on hand as well for autographs and picture-taking opportunities.

"Friends, Frozen and Fun" is open to all ages, however, registration is required.