International Fun Day
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Plans are well underway for an outdoor International Fun Day at the church on Saturday, August 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Rain date is August 28.)
“I am very excited about our church family getting to interact with our neighbors around the church,” said Pastor Misty Wintsch. “We’ll be shining with the love of Jesus, and I think they’ll see that.”
The event will include booths representing various countries, with each one providing an activity. Participants get their “passports” stamped as they visit each table, and each person who completes their passport receives a small prize, along with a print invitation to the church. Additional activities and free food will add to the fun.
In addition to this being an event for the community, says Misty, it’s “a good time for all of us to invite our own kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews to enjoy our hospitality. We’ll be blessing each other and I almost can’t wait!”
Well-known local musician Stu Huggens will perform from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and noon to 12:45 p.m. A dance company from Paloma School of Irish Dance will entertain from 11:15 to 11:45. Pastor Jamie Nace will give a nod to the Tour de France by setting up a bike obstacle course with a pedestrian option on the upper parking lot, and children will enjoy a Bounce House reminiscent of Russian architecture. The Hospitality Team will serve a grilled hot dog lunch throughout the day and LCOB member Jerry Brown will wander the grounds with Django, his pet Capuchin monkey.
In addition to those mentioned above, countries to be represented may include Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, Nigeria, Scotland, and Venezuela. Stu Huggens’ country music and hot dogs for lunch will represent the United States. (No word on whether there will be apple pie.)
The event is being planned by the team of Pastor Misty, Karen Graeff, and Dee Zimmerman. Many additional volunteers will be needed. Contact Pastor Misty if you can help.