Church of Our Savior hosted the first annual Chilly Chili night last weekend for a packed out house. Of course these were hardy adventurers who braved the chilly evening without the house, dining outside, with 50 of them staying outside overnight in a tent city pitched on the church’s south lot. The dinner was attended by 125.
“The first annual Chilly Chili Night was a huge success,” said the Rev. David Ball. “What a joy to see so many youth enjoying this property the Lord has given us and learning more about being followers of Christ.”
The essential campfires were provided in loaned fire pits. Camp songs were led by Jack McCall on his guitar. The requisite silliness reigned during the skit performances. (Winner was “Yapucha”, a skit that uses a play on words from “The Hokey-Pokey” song.)
Senior Warden Chris McCarthy summed up the evening this way: “We are reaching out to the youth in our local community to guide the next generation of young men and women to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience adventure!”
Thanks go out to volunteers who did the cooking: Jen Crews, Jane McIntosh, and Krissy Gailfoil for the chili. Chris McCarthy, Larry Wagner, and Bill Metcalf for cornbread and dump cakes.