Friday, April 26, 2013

Work Camp Coffee House

One of the more successful fundraisers that our youth group puts on annually, is its Coffee House to raise money for building supplies for Workcamp. This is an evening of entertainment and fellowship with homemade treats and good quality coffee.
In addition to other acts, our Youth Group Band played and Sam is the drummer.
They play at the monthly combined meeting at church for middle and high school students. Their repertoire includes  mostly Christian Rock but also older uplifting songs.
One of those songs is the very classic "Lean On Me". This song has been adapted  for group use by the addition of really cheesy and thus funny hand motions! The entire work camp crew got up to sing and sign along as they played this, bringing a smile to everyone in the audience.
A Silent Auction took place with parishioners donating hand crafted items to bid on.
A friend of mine donated this afghan which is the first thing she has ever crocheted! I am impressed and inspired. Next to it is a wooden chalice set for kids to play church with,  hand made on a wood lathe.
Juby was able to help pick out tickets for the raffle and Sam played a dramatic drum roll  before each ticket was pulled to increase the excitement.
Our friend, Donna, won this great pair of hand knitted boot socks! She was there to see her husband play in another great band made up of adult men, mostly professionals who get together to play music.

2,200 dollars were raised in donations during this wonderfully fun evening. That money will be used to buy building supplies to make the homes of poor families in the area safer, warmer and drier this summer.