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Memorial Day Weekend 2018

Memorial Day Weekend 2018

Wow, what a weekend we had here at the Acres! Starting out Friday night, we had a delicious buffet by the Acres Eatery – there was Sweet & Sour Pork, Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans and more! After everyone got their bellies full and we got the buffet cleaned up, we played for candy!

Campers gathered their candy bars and traded them in for BINGO cards in an exciting game of Candy Bar Bingo! Each candy bar was worth one BINGO card. The coverall grew very quickly and the winner received a whole bucket full of chocolate! Talk about candy overload!!

Saturday was full of activities, starting off with a Cornhole Tournament that morning. Campers came ready to take their chance at being Cornhole Champions; there was a catch though, they couldn’t pick their own teams – those were drawn randomly. Everyone had a great time battling it out to see who the winners would be. YETI Raffle tickets became available at the beginning of the Cornhole Tournament as well, giving campers a chance to win a YETI Cooler at the end of the day.

There was some delicious BBQ Chicken for sale Saturday morning. You could get either half a chicken or a dinner which included half a chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans and a roll. The chicken was so good you had to grab it quick before it was all gone!

At noon we had kids gather at the pavilion for Kids Craft Hour. After getting their instructions on how to make a Patriotic Windsock, kids got busy painting their craft. While the paint was drying, we played a game where the kids tried to shoot cups off of a table using water guns. The kid that got all their cups shot off the table first was the winner. When the game was over it was time to finish making our Windsocks. They turned out so good when everyone was done!

The Sweet Streets Ice Cream Truck made its way around the campground right after Kids Craft Hour was done. Everyone that wanted ice cream was able to get some because the truck stopped at every site – and boy was it nice and refreshing!

There was a Golf Cart Parade at 4:00pm where campers shined their golf carts up, decked em’ out, and showed em’ off! Every golf cart was decorated with different patriotic items, some of the golf carts even used the Patriotic Windsock their kids make as a decoration.

Saturday night kept us entertained with a performance from the Hot Mess band. Everyone came out and shook a leg listening to some classic rock tunes!

At 9:30pm, the band took a break from playing for a little bit so we could draw the YETI Raffle winners! Erica Morris was the big winner of the raffle drawing, taking home a brand new YETI Tundra 35 filled with snacks. We also drew 2nd & 3rd prizes – 2nd prize was a YETI Tumbler and 3rd prize was a camo YETI t-shirt.

After the YETI drawing was done, the Hot Mess band closed out the night with more of our favorite tunes.

Sunday morning started out with a Sunday Service by Theresa Moore held at the Chapel. Campers gathered around and listened to a wonderful sermon titled “A Time To Remember”. There was also an amazing performance of “You Will Never Be Forgotten” by Ronda Clark with Lester Mason on the guitar.

At 12:00pm, children of all ages gathered around the pavilion to decorate their bikes for a bicycle parade. Each kid got crafty using ribbons, streamers & other objects to decorate their bicycles and themselves. Once all the bikes were decorated, they lined up and paraded around part of the campground for everyone to see!

The Sweet Streets Ice Cream Truck came back and started making its way around the campground right around the same time the bicycle parade ended. Kids gathered around the ice cream truck and everyone got to cool off by enjoying some delicious ice cream.

50/50 Raffle tickets went on sale at 2:00pm when campers came out & tried their hand at poker in a Golf Cart Poker Run. Each player could play as many hands as they wanted and had to stop at various locations around the campground to draw their cards. It was so much fun! The big winner was Jackie Duff with a hand of 4 Aces, she took home $524.00!!

DJ’s Mark & Patty joined us Sunday night, rocking the house with our favorite dance music. At 9:30pm, everyone took a break from dancing to see our Memorial Day
light show – it was amazing!

After the light show was over, we went ahead and drew for our big 50/50 Raffle winner. Ashley Scott was the lucky ticket holder, taking home a whopping $868.00!! Wow!

J.W. Humphries donated our second prize of the night, giving campers the chance to win a 7” Lighted Palm Tree. Thank you so much J.W. for your donation!

After the 50/50 drawing was over, DJ’s Mark & Patty took over again for everyone to dance the night away.

To say the least, last weekend was a blast – filled with games & activities for the whole family to participate in! We would like to thank everyone who came out and camped with us this Memorial Day Weekend – y’all were awesome & we can’t wait to see what next year will hold!

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4th Annual Spring Cruise In/Craft Fair

4th Annual Spring Cruise In/Craft Fair

We had a great time this past weekend with our 4th Annual Spring Cruise In/Craft Fair! Starting the weekend off right we had Matchbox/Hot Wheels BINGO Friday night. Everyone had a blast playing for cars and the coverall went to a girl who received a whole bucket full of Hot Wheels!

On Saturday morning our crafters got set up and ready to sell their handmade goods. There were all kinds of different items to choose from; we had crochet items, handmade jewelry, horseshoe art, decorative household items and more! Everything was so nice it was hard to not leave there without finding a new item to take home.

Kids Craft Hour was unique this weekend because we did a craft just for Mother’s Day. The kids gathered around the tent area and got crafty decorating flower pots and making flower pens for their mom. This was such a special craft because the kids put so much thought into what they wanted their presents to look like – right down to moms’ favorite colors. When they were finished they were so excited to give them away.

The Cruise In registration started around 3pm, and boy did we have the hot rods rolling in! Every vehicle that registered was entered into a drawing to win different door prizes and the first 100 vehicles registered received a dash plaque!
We also had DJ’s Mark and Patty rocking the house with all your favorite tunes during the Cruise In. With over 100 cars, trucks and motorcycles registered for the Car Show there was a vast variety of vehicles to gawk over. It was so fascinating to see all the different types of decked out automobiles that came out for the day.

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50/50 Raffle Tickets were on sale during the Cruise In to help raise money for our kids’ fund, and thanks to everybody there we sold a bunch of tickets! The pot at the end would make anyone happy with our lucky winner taking home a whopping $485.00! Woohoo!!

50_50 Winner

We ended Saturday with a great performance by the band Kowboy Jax, playing classic rock hits. Everybody hit the dance floor and danced the night away!

There was a delightful Sunday Morning Service held at the Chapel for Mother’s Day. Theresa Moore gave a wonderful message on how “Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates”. We also had Ronda Clark perform the song “Mother’s Love” with Lester Mason playing the guitar, they did such a good job!

All-in-all we had a great weekend here at the Acres. Thank you to everyone who came and participated this past weekend, we look forward to doing it again this fall!!

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Kids Fishing Derby

Kids Fishing Derby

Our first ever Kids Fishing Derby turned out to be quite the success! Everyone was bright eyed and bushy tailed at 7:15am when registration opened.

At 8:00am, the 6 & under age group got lined up around the pond and waited for the ok to cast out. When the OK was given, all lines were in the water and everyone was off to catch as many fish as they could.

Within the first couple minutes, the very first fish of the day was caught by Jase Woolwine –
coming in at around 10 inches!

After the first hour was up, the announcement was called for all lines to come out of the water. Everyone was instructed to proceed to weigh-in as the next group of kids were filling in around the pond for their try at fishing.

At 9:10am, the kids aged 7-15 got the announcement to go ahead and cast in the water! By this time, the fish had calmed down some making it a little more challenging for the older kids to catch….but they had all the way until 12:00pm to catch as many fish as they could!

When 12:00pm hit, the announcement was called for all lines to come out of the water and for everybody to proceed to weigh-in. After all the fish were weighed and the measurements added up, we took a small recess to find out who won prizes!

At 3:00pm, everybody gathered under the pavilion to find out who the big winners were for the Fishing Derby. We had a few different prize categories for each age group – Total Weight of all the fish combined, Total Length of all the fish combined and Smallest Fish Caught. There was also a special prize for anybody who caught one of the six golden trout that were stocked in the pond.

For the 6 & under age group, Jaqalin Cruz-Pacheco won the Total Length category coming in with a total of 119.5 inches; he also won the Total Weight category with a total of 7lbs of fish!

The smallest fish for the 6 & under age group was caught by Lucas Ramsey, catching a fish that was only 9 inches long.

For the 7-11 age group, JaMarley Cruz-Pacheco won the Total Length category coming in with a total of 118.5 inches; he also won the Total Weight category with a total of 7lbs of fish!

The smallest fish caught in the 7-11 age group was only 10.5 inches long and was caught
by Austin Dean.

Next up was the 12-15 age group where Kayla Ramsey won the Total Length category coming in with a total of 55 inches. The Total Weight category for this age group was won by Samuel Serrett with a total of 3lbs of fish! Kayla Ramsey also won the Smallest Fish category catching a fish that was only 10 inches long.

The final category of prizes were for the Golden Trout. Out of the six golden trout stocked in the pond, only ONE of them was caught! Ryker Mercer reeled in the ONLY golden trout caught in the whole tournament coming in at 12 inches long –
did we mention he’s only 3 years old!

After all the category prizes were given out, we raffled off some other prizes as well that were donated by all of our wonderful sponsors.

We can’t thank everybody enough for coming to the first ever Kids Fishing Derby here at the Acres, we really appreciate it and can’t wait to do it again!

We also want to give a special shout out to all our sponsors who helped make this day possible – thank you, thank you, thank you!

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3rd Annual Spring Yard Sale

3rd Annual Spring Yard Sale

Our 3rd Annual Spring Yard Sale took place this past Saturday, April 21st. It started out as a chilly morning for those setting up at 5:00am, but once the sun came out it was a gorgeous day for everybody to enjoy.

At 8:00am the parking lot began to fill up; everyone was off to find their new treasures. Around 28 vendors set up to sell their wares, there was a vast variety of goodies to choose from!

The Tie-Dye Wagon was also at the yard sale serving breakfast and lunch with choices such as: Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuits, Sausage Gravy, Country Ham Biscuits, BBQ, Steak Subs, etc. They even had some brownies and other desserts for all the sweet tooth’s out there.

We had an excellent turn out and such a good time we can’t wait to do it all again this fall!

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3rd Annual Spring Forward w/ Free Bird Vanners

3rd Annual Spring Forward w/ Free Bird Vanners

Spring Forward with the Free Bird Vanners had Vanners come as far as Florida, Ohio, Pensylvania, Maryland and other surrounding areas.

Despite the weather, everyone enjoyed themselves just as Vanners do. We had kids games that were played in the snow, danced to the music of the band Happy Feet and also had a van show! Trophies were given for 1st and 2nd place Chevy, Dodge, Ford and Brand X (anything other than a van) and Best of Show.

Free Bird Vanners also presented Shenandoah Acres with their own special award to show their appreciation and gratitude for having us have our event there.

We have Vanners that are already excited and can’t wait to come back next year!

Photos and Article by Rickie Graves