Monday, March 31, 2008

"Elder-Berry" Pie Toss!!

Leave it to Granny to come up with this wonderful idea...and creative pun to go along with it! The missions team that is headed to Mexico has been sponsoring many events in hopes to help raise money. Thanks to Granny's hard work with the initial ideas and a great deal of the legwork there have been quite a few super fun fund raisers. Along side of "Souper Sunday" and the "New and Improved Valentines Dinner"...our missions team hosted the first annual "Winter Picnic". There was a nice summer themed afternoon after the services on Sunday that included the usual BBQ food, games and the much anticipated "Elder-Berry Pie Toss"! (The Elders of our church were forced graciously volunteered to sit still while people pay to throw pies at them).

This event lived up to its anticipated fun, plus some. A large group gathered around and paid many a dollar to throw pies at the Elders...the Elders have been dreadinglooking forward to this all month! It turned out to be a very entertaining way to earn some cash..and also proved to be a worth while use of $2 as many many pies were thrown. Yes. It was a mess!

I'm not sure if its a good thing or not..but Josh seemed to be one of the most favored target:) I would say that everyone got their fair share though!

I have probably 25 minutes of video of this..so this is a 2 minute clip of random moments during the event. You will see what they looked like at the beginning..and then at the very end. It was most definitely a fun time!


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Rumor has it that it will be the Elders wives in this position at some point to raise money for the bathroom project. We'll see about that!

6 comments:

liss said...

see... but i don't really want to hit any of the wives...

:)

becky said...

It looks like it was a blast! What a great idea for a fundraiser :)

Kann said...

OH I wish I had been there for that one!!!!!!!!

Teachermom said...

GREAT idea! I should suggest that to our missions team for their fundraising. You guys are creative. :)

Small Group Director said...

I guess I'm lucky to not be one of your elders anymore, that would have spoiled my diet!!

Anonymous said...

That looks like a lot of fun. For both the pie tosser and the pie target. :)