AS SUMMER winds down, churches are gearing up to celebrate the end of the season with picnics, peach festivals and membership gatherings. Churches are taking time to appreciate folks in the community and bring them together.
Deer Park United Methodist Church will have a fried chicken and ham dinner from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. The dinner will include green beans, succotash, potato salad, coleslaw, applesauce, tomatoes and cucumbers, rolls and beverages. Crafts and baked goods tables will be available.
"This [annual] church dinner has been going on for a long time," said Elaine Robertson, a church member.
The dinner has always been a church fund-raiser. The event is open to the public and parking is free.
The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and no charge for children younger than age 6.
Nature programs offered
Bear Branch Nature Center is a great place to visit and enjoy a day of family fun.
Bats & Mother Nature, 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday, a movie about bats followed by a hike to Lake Hashawha to observe the night creatures. Open to children ages 2 to 6 with their families. The cost is $2.50 per family for members and $5 per family for nonmembers.
Outdoor Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, canoeing, archery, orienteering and a ropes course will be offered. Recommended for ages 8 to 12. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.
Pub Date: 8/18/97