Saturday evening, June 4
Crossing the Susquehanna
Giving Cerwin directions for parking
Supper is looking – and smelling – good
Cerwin hanging the “open” sign
Prayer for the evening
Their bus and a school bus were kept busy bringing people to the fest. Because they needed their parking lot for activities, people parked at a neighboring church.
Other ministries were set up across the lot from us and ready for visitors.
Children – and their parents or friends – enjoyed the garden tractor train.
There was a light drizzle most of the evening, bringing out umbrellas.
There was a firetruck behind us with volunteers giving plastic fire hats to the children.
The arrival of the petting zoo was a great attraction.
Supper is ready
Cerwin chose a hot dog and popcorn
I chose the chicken and potato salad – and some fruit.
There was no charge for anyone.
After supper and visiting with several people who came to see the chapel, I walked around the perimeter of the church to see what else was going on.
Cerwin stayed on the chapel to tell our visitors about Transport For Christ.
There were lots of children’s activities.
I had never seen “flyswatter bubbles.”
The children held the flyswatter over the air conditioner. 🙂
I expect that window needed hosed down after being covered with the bubble mixture. 🙂
Water pistol race
That was my walk around the perimeter of the church. I am now back to the petting zoo.
My view of the activities from the chapel steps.
Shortly after getting back to the chapel we met Dean and Mindy. They are from California and quit their jobs at the end of 2015 to spend 2016 traveling through every state in the United States – that’s one week in every state, plus two weeks to spare.
This was their week in Pennsylvania. They learned about TFC when they stopped at the Flying J at Frystown and saw our chapel. While there they learned about the Fun Fest at Slate Hill Mennonite – which was advertised in the June Highway News and Good News.
Since they are trying to visit as many churches as possible, they decided to take in the Fun Fest.
They are blogging about their experiences, and this is their take on the evening: http://deanandmindygotochurch.blogspot.com/2016/06/fun-and-flames-in-camp-hill.html?spref=fb
I left the chapel again about dark to see the Japanese Lanterns that were being lit in the cemetery on the other side of the church.
The congregation sang hymns while the lanterns lifted into the evening sky.
While Cerwin parked the chapel in its spot at the International Office, I watched a toad…
…capture a critter of the night.
Just like that it was gone.
So ended our delightful evening.