Year: 2018

Redneck Weekend 2018

Redneck Weekend 2018

Redneck Weekend has come and gone… boy did we have a hootin’ & hollerin’ time!

Friday night, campers chowed down on some fine fixin’s served up buffet style by our very own Acres Eatery.

Later in the evening we played a fun game of REDNECK BINGO!! When “BINGO” was hollered, our rednecks bellowed out “YEE-HAW” and the winner got to pick one of our lovely backwoods prizes.

What better way to please a redneck than to feed ‘em chicken? So that’s just what we did! BBQ Chicken went on sale Saturday morning, and man did it smell amazing. Everyone lined up early to make sure they got some before we ran out!! Thank you, Jay & Daniel, for cookin’ us up some mighty fine chicken!

Did somebody say “Water Fight”? That’s right! The entire campground got their soaking mechanisms out and drenched each other in an hour-long Campground Water Gun Fight!!

You can’t have a Redneck Weekend without some redneck games. Campers got together and participated in the games “Walk the Plank” and “Big Foot”. It was a blast seeing everyone come together and have some good ole’ fashioned fun.

Saturday night we all boogied down when the Hot Mess Band rocked the house!

During a short break in the music, we awarded our Camper’s Choice Awards for best decorated Redneck Campsite. Congrats to all our winners!

Now rednecks really can’t sleep well at night unless they hear something go “BOOM” in the night first, and we aim to please….so we made some things go “BOOM” in the night with an amazing light show!

The YETI Raffle Drawing was done right after the light show, and our lucky winner took home a YETI Cooler!! Second and third prize were also given, including a YETI Rambler and a YETI T-Shirt. Congrats to all the winners!!

On Sunday morning, campers gathered around the Chapel and listened as Theresa Moore gave the message titled “Changed People, Change People”.

All-in-all, Redneck Weekend was a darn tootin’ good time! Thank you to everyone who came and camped with us, we thoroughly enjoyed your company and hope to see you soon!

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Tie Dye Weekend 2018

Tie Dye Weekend 2018

What a wonderful weekend we had here at The Acres for Tie-Dye Weekend!!

The Acres Eatery served up a delicious meal buffet style Friday night, giving campers a chance to come get their bellies full. Later in the evening, we played the “Bee Movie” for anyone who wanted to bring their chairs, blankets or golf carts and have a nice relaxing evening.

Tie-Dying started Saturday morning as campers lined up and learned how to spin, band and dye a t-shirt! Everyone had a blast making a new shirt with their own special touch on them.

Later in the afternoon, all ages were welcome to play a family fun game of Wiffle Ball. Teams battled it out to see who would go home with a victory!

Campers were able to meet their fellow neighbors and tear the dance floor up when DJ’s Mark & Patty came and played all our favorite dance music Saturday night! We took a small break from dancing to do our 50/50 raffle drawing later in the evening. Our 1st place winner took home a whopping $645!! Congratulations!!

Sunday morning, Theresa Moore delivered a powerful message titled “Offer Your Hand : Not Your Judgement”.

Tie-Dye weekend was so much fun!! Thank you to everyone who came and camped with us this past weekend, we really enjoyed having you all here.

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Getting Ready For School Weekend

Getting Ready For School Weekend

We had an awesome time this past weekend getting ready to go back to school in the following weeks. Friday night we ate a delicious meal served buffet style by The Acres Eatery. When everyone got nice and full Cornbread the Comic, Happy Feet the Clown, and Harvey Tater showed up to entertain us with a knee slapping time! If you didn’t laugh for these guys, your funny bone would almost have to be broke!!

The kids had a wonderful time Saturday during our Kids Craft Hour making Clothespin Birds. Happy Feet the Clown even showed up during the crafting hour to make balloon pets for all the kids! It was so much fun!!

Campers gathered around for an exciting Family Kickball Game later in the afternoon. Teams were selected, captains were chosen and team names were picked. “The Hokies” and “The REAL Hokies” battled it out in a fun game, resulting in “The REAL Hokies” going home with the victory.

What better way to get ready for back to school time besides playing Backpack BINGO! We traded school supplies for BINGO cards and had such a wonderful time! Thank you so to our camping families who donated school supplies, you made the winning VERY large!

Later in the evening Baby Girl’s Karaoke joined us and campers became STARS singing all their favorite songs…even the little ones got up there and gave it their all!

We took a break from singing for a little bit to do our 50/50 Raffle Drawing. The lucky winner received $624!! WOW!! Now this lady has one big heart because she donated $100 of her winnings back to the Children’s Fund here at The Acres. How cool is that? Thank you so much!!

For our Sunday morning service, Theresa Moore delivered the sequel to her message last week, “Flipping Your House Part 2”.

All-in-all we had a fantastic weekend here at The Acres getting ready for school. Thank you again to all who donated to the children this past weekend. We would also like to  thank everyone who came and camped with us – we loved having you and hope to see you again soon.

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Hillbilly Jamboree 2018

Hillbilly Jamboree 2018

The campground was invaded by The ACCA Hillbillies this past weekend to help raise money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children, bringing with them all kinds of fun and games!

Friday night got started out with hungry hillbillies chowing down on some delicious food served buffet style by The Acres Eatery. Everything was delicious!

Once everybody got their bellies full, campers gathered under the pavilion for a fun game on Hillbilly BINGO! Cards cost $1.00 each and all proceeds went to the Children’s Hospital. Of course, there were prizes to be won if you hollered “YEE-HAW” though!!

On Saturday morning we had a Cornhole Tournament were campers battled it out to see who would come out victorious! The Hillbillies made their appearance, selling raffle tickets for a Pelican Cooler & Tumbler Set that would be given away later in the night.

The children had so much fun making turtles during our Kids Craft Hour. They even got to play a game of Freeze Tag for a little bit while waiting on some paint to dry!

Did somebody say water fight? That’s right! There was an Hour-Long Campground Water Fight right in the middle of the day!! Everybody geared up with their shooting apparatuses and got busy soaking any and every person that came by without a “NO WATER ZONE” sign on. IT WAS A BLAST!!!!

Kids gathered around as Steve the Pirate joined us making all our favorite balloon pets. He could make almost anything you asked for!!

Campers were able to take their chance on some classic carnival games later in the day, helping to raise even more money for the Shriners organization. Thank you, Santa, for stopping by to take pictures with us!

Talk about some PURTY Hillbillies!! Whew! There was so many walking around we had a Beauty Pageant to see who was the best dressed!

Jeff Brown played some funky tunes as everybody got down on the dance floor! The awards for Best Hillbilly Campsites were given out with the Huffman Family coming in 1st place! Second place went to the Schuler Family and 3rd place went to the Shay Family. The raffle drawing for the Pelican Cooler & Tumbler Set was also drawn later in that night. Congrats to the winner!!

On Sunday morning Theresa Moore delivered an amazing message titled “Help Wanted”. Thank you to Ronda, Papa, Lester and Taylor for your beautiful music.

What a fun weekend it was helping raise money for such a good cause. Thank you to everyone who came, participated, and donated. With your help, together we raised $4,000 for the Shriners Hospitals for Children!

 

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4th of July 2018

4th of July 2018

Wow! What a week we had here at the Acres celebrating the 4th of July. Our celebration began Friday, June 30th, with our weekly Friday night buffet, and we continued celebrating until Sunday, July 8th.

We hope everyone enjoyed all the cornhole tournaments, poker runs, golfcart parades, and raffles. Congratulations to the winner!

The kids enjoyed making various patriotic crafts, bicycle parades, watching movies, and who can forget the family kickball game!

We want to say thank you to Jay for the delicious BBQ chicken cooked on our BBQ pit.

The campers enjoyed dancing the night away with music by the Hot Mess Band and DJ’s Mark & Patty. A big thank you to Kemp & Ray for the INCREDIBLE show of lights and booms! Not one night….but 3!

On Sunday, the campground kids sang for us their rendition of “God Bless America”. Thank you to Lester and Taylor for your bluegrass music during morning worship.

We want to take a moment to thank all of our veterans that sacrificed everything for us to be where we are today, so that we were able to enjoy this week we had together.