Sportsmen’s Dinner

Friday Evening, March 11

1We always look forward to this Sportsmen’s Dinner at Worship Center, Leola, PA.

2 (1)After the meal I checked out the vendors.

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DSC_8846Our 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.

DSC_8849Each year I enjoy seeing how they have decorated the stage.

DSC_8850This year the theme was a mountain cabin.

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DSC_8858There were a few hunting dogs that were quite comfortable on the stage. This one was checking out the door prizes.

DSC_8862Giving out door prizes.

DSC_8864I 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.

DSC_8873Then came my favorite part of sportsmen’s dinners – the speaker. This year’s speaker was Jason Cruise.

DSC_8875He 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.”

4 thoughts on “Sportsmen’s Dinner

  1. That looks like a fun event — and there’s real strength in the final message — the comfort of a dad’s steady presence is so important to both sons and daughters!!

  2. My heart aches for the many children who don’t have a dad’s presence in their lives (including 2 of my grand-daughters.)

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