Friday Evening, March 11
We always look forward to this Sportsmen’s Dinner at Worship Center, Leola, PA.
After the meal I checked out the vendors.
Our grandson Ian checking out the door prizes.
There were 15 in our group: Cerwin, me, Jeff, Chris, Jordan, five of his friends, Diana, Gloria, Jere, Jana, and Ian.
Each year I enjoy seeing how they have decorated the stage.
This year the theme was a mountain cabin.
There were a few hunting dogs that were quite comfortable on the stage. This one was checking out the door prizes.
Giving out door prizes.
I received a camo beach towel that was thrown directly to me, and a hunting beanie and neck warmer that was thrown into the audience and landed at my feet. None of ticket my numbers were called. There is a general admission ticket number and each lady receives a special ticket – just for ladies and girls items.
Then came my favorite part of sportsmen’s dinners – the speaker. This year’s speaker was Jason Cruise.
He was a great speaker and often quite funny when making a point or when challenging the men to be present for their sons.
“There is nothing, and I mean nothing, a man can buy for his children that will ever, ever, ever compare to the steady comfort of the presence.”
“My dad did so much for me, but nothing my dad ever did for me was as powerful both then, and now, as the gift of his presence.”