Month: August 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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