Noah's Ark Fall Festival
An unbelievable night. Absolutely unbelievable. We're not entirely sure how many showed up at the Park last night, but we registered 183 children. We're relatively sure there were some who didn't register and we know that many families came with parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Our best guess at total attendance is somewhere over 400. We ran out of hot dogs, popcorn and some of our soft drinks - but we didn't run out of candy! :-)
We owe a special thanks to several: Irene Goocher did a great job in coordinating the entire event. Delight Bristow and Diane Beard (aka the penguin twins) did a great job with the gazebo / Noah's Ark. Cody Bristow was an outstanding Noah! Dr. Larry Lummus made a great clown. The Pairs and Spares (Ed and Francine Paris, Chuck and Linda Moore, Lorraine and Luther Ray Doughty, Johnny and Judy Burks) class with the ring / bottle toss and the football throw was exceptional. The Young Couples class with the fishing booth and the sucker pull were awesome. The Lydia Ladies made sure we were all well fed and watered. J.C. Welch, Charles Garner, Luther Doughty and Will Hinkie made sure our hot dogs were hot, slaving over a BBQ cooker all evening. Julie Bacon and Jerri Hinkie kept the cakewalk going while Britt Bacon, Bryson Bean and Mark Chalk kept the hayride running smoothly. Mark Bostick and Pinnergy, Inc. provided the light (and when I say light I mean LIGHT!). Katrina and Glenn Holmans made the pirate booth look exceptionally cool. Jennifer Rhodes and Ruth Dark kept the bean bags tossing while Barbara Railsback, Flo Bussey and Lorraine Doughty got everyone signed in. Tammy Bostick played the music and acted as emcee. Julie Wood took everyone's picture who sat still while Chelsea and Valerie McLauglin wandered to and fro snapping pictures on the fly. If you missed it, go to our church website (after 4:00 PM today) and you'll see pictures of our evening in the Park. Above, meet the winner of our 24" gumball machine - I can say with certainty he'll enjoy that!