17 Aug

Church BBQ at Crawfordsburn

The Scriptures mention meeting for fellowship, and it was indeed fellowship. To organise and hold a BBQ for a few people can be busy - but when around 1,000 people plan to come, the BBQ has to be on an industrial scale!  Over 1,200 free tickets were given to members and friends of the Whitewell Tabernacle to come to and enjoy a BBQ at Crawfordsburn Country Park. The Scout Centre was actually the centre of activities.

There were burgers and hot-dogs galore, Tea, Coffee, buns, and even a tuck-shop and an ice-cream van on site.

For the youngest of the children there was a teddy-bear's picnic!


The Scout's Centre staff also organised access to the climbing wall and to archery and lots of people had fun trying their skills with a bow and arrow.

Of course, a customary football match had to be played. I've no idea how many actually were in each team, but fun was had by all.

Then there was a tug-of-war competition, although the teddy bear from the picnic did appear to get in on the act and help one team somewhat!

It was wonderful to see so many from church together, having fun, in this relaxed setting.

Thanks to everyone who came, all those who helped serve the food, all those involved in running the various activities, those who stayed to clear up, those who drove the shuttle bus to the main car park and to each person who helped make the day such a success.