Peppy party update

I know, you’re wondering: What on earth does Pastor Kara need to update you on with regards to a pig made out of peppermint? Did he melt or something?

Kara’s answer to such a silly question: Of course he didn’t melt! Solid peppermint doesn’t melt… (at least not to my knowledge)
In fact, Peppy’s still in his plastic shrinkwrap and looking as unhealthy as ever (I don’t think peppermint is necessarily healthy).

Peppy’s┬áday of reckoning is coming soon…Dec 11, to be precise.
Sometime between 3 and 7 pm, to be even more precise.
Probably around 5, to be even more precise.
(question: is there a way to be even more precise than even more precise?!?)

However, I make a Peppy party update because of the following reasons:
1. The time and location were set for the Christmas party (3-7 pm at the parsonage in McVille)
2. The age limit was set for those expected to attend (ages 12-29, although I will welcome anyone brave enough to enter a party intended for youth). I suppose the “young at heart” could theoretically count as youth…
3. The means for choosing who gets to break Peppy were decided:
…Step A: show up at the party and enter your name in the drawing
…Step B: be really lucky and have your name drawn
…Step C: be entrusted with the felt bag and mini hammer
…Step D: hammer away!
4. The other events at the party were suggested (beyond playing games and eating food):
– make a Christmas card for someone
– watch Christmas movies
– listen to Christmas music
– decorate Christmas cookies (and of course enter the cookie decorating contest)
– and last but not least: attend the Christmas cantata next door at 7:30

Peppy arrived!

In case you are wondering who Peppy is, I’ll tell you.

Peppy is a pig made of peppermint. (My mom found him in a catalog)
Peppy is going to be a main feature at the youth Christmas party in December. (Mark your calendars for the afternoon of Dec 11)
Peppy will be broken apart and savored by many (cause pigs are meant to be eaten, after all).

peppy the peppermint pig

Acres of Terror

The youth from Tri-County teamed up for a bus trip to the Acres of Terror. We joined up with two other youth groups (most/all the kids who came attend Griggs County Central) for this fun event.

Special note: Pastor Jerry and Pastor Mike did not go into the “scary” Acres of Terror, but Darla and Pastor Kara did…

Here are some memories:

– Bus ride

the bus ride

– Being chased by a man with a chainsaw as we wait for the sun to go down

– The dark night…(Darla is in the bottom left corner)

taking pics in the dark