Hidden Valley Lake - For the past 18 years, Hidden Valley Community Church has been giving local residents of this gated community the opportunity to bring the entire family to an outdoor festive occasion – complete with games, candy, food and entertainment. Since the event always occurs on the last day of October, it’s called a “harvest party.” All that continues this year on Saturday, October 31st, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The theme for Harvest Party ’09 is “Blast From The Past.” This is a free event for the whole family. There will be a wide array of contests – involving costumes, Hula Hoops, Bazooka Bubble Gum Blowing and pumpkin carving. There will be two grand prize raffle drawings, plus drawings for bikes, gift certificates, movie tickets, an art basket, and more! And, of course, there will be lots of candy for the kids. The awesome Beaudettes will provide musical entertainment.
Adults are encouraged to bring new or gently used coats for the “Keep Our Kids Kozy” Coat Drive. By bringing a coat you are entered into a drawing for a one-night stay at the Mt. View Hotel and Spa and a spa package. All donated coats will be going to the Lake County Healthy Start Program.
What sets this year’s event apart from previous years is the church’s unique involvement in the local community and vice versa. In October HVCC will conduct a Sunday service unlike any it has ever done. Believe it or not, church members will show up on one Sunday dressed to work…outside. There will be praise and worship, but then the church will close and the church member will disperse out into surrounding community to do all manner of manual labor…for free. One place many will go to do yard work is the Middletown Cemetery.
Don’t be surprised if you should see HVCC members out and about at the Coyote Valley Community Plaza’s Thursday Markets in October encouraging folks to walk away from that festivity with a very special “goodie bag.” Among the many goodies in the bag, there should be a dry eraser to-do-list board with a dry marker. The board will have a magnetic backing and fit nicely on a refrigerator door. What better place to put a reminder for the upcoming “Blast From The Past” Harvester Party than a refrigerator?
By the way, the to-do-list board was the brainchild of Canadian designer Sherry Lynn Simones. Its advertisers include members of the Ryze Business Network from around the world. The Ryze Business Network has been reaching out to Lake County since June of 2005, when South African Althea Garner came to Middletown to be in the “Middletown Days” Parade and address the Middletown Merchants at the Calpine Visitor Center regarding business networking.
For more information about the Hidden Valley Community Church’s “Blast From The Past” Harvest Party, visit Hidden Valley Community Church.#
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