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MCCGSL CHOIR SINGS AT STL CARDINAL GAME
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

MCCGSL CHOIR SINGS AT STL CARDINAL GAME

For the third year in a row, the MCCGSL Choir has been invited to sing the National Anthem at the September Cardinal game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Our seats are in a new location this year,  right field box seats. The choir will process right in front of your seats! 

The Choir is selling game tickets for $20 each, normal price for these seats is $44. 

Ticket Sales are now closed.

 

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Estate Planning
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Estate Planning

We are blessed to have Jennifer Kovar to come and offer us the Estate Planning Seminar.
Jennifer’s law firm, Kovar Law Firm, LLC, is located in the heart of Maplewood in
St. Louis. She frequently assists LGBTQIA+ clients in Missouri and Illinois with
their estate planning. This includes wills, trusts, powers of attorney for property
and finance, and a variety of health care documents as well as name and gender
marker changes. Jennifer also provides legal services for new businesses, such
as drafting formation documents, and assists in many ancillary real estate
matters. Jennifer serves on the board of STL Village (aging in community).
Former board service includes Gateway Business Guild (LGBTQIA+ chamber of
commerce), Confluence Academy Charter Schools and St. Louis Frontrunners
(LGBT running/walking club). Jennifer received her education from University of
Tulsa College of Law, University of Oklahoma, and is a Fulbright Scholar.

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MCCGSL Gamers Club
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

MCCGSL Gamers Club

This will be a great opportunity to enjoy playing games together in a place designed for the gamer in you! 

If you love board games, getting know others and having lots of fun, then this is for you! Pieces Cafe in Soulard has 800+ games to enjoy along with food and drinks and will serve as a great atmosphere to enjoy playing games!

The cost to play games is $5 per night, plus any money that you might spend on food or drink.

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St. Louis Arch
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

St. Louis Arch

Begin with lunch at the Arch View Café on the bank of the Mississippi River followed by a tour of the museum and viewing of the Monument To A Dream Documentary film. For those who wish to ride the tram to the top of the Arch, that opportunity will be available as well. This is a great time of year to enjoy this St. Louis icon after its recent renovation.

The cost is $17 plus the price of lunch.

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Focus on Friends
Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

Focus on Friends

This online opportunity to engage your faith and others on a daily basis begins on September 16 and continues until October 28.

As we all consider joining a Meetup Group this month and celebrate our 45th Anniversary in October, it is a good time to reflect on the importance of connection, friendship and community in our lives.  For part of September and all of October, there will be daily, online devotions/reflections about these themes.  Join in together to receive these reflections AND have the opportunity to interact with each other around them.  This is an easy and quick way to give your faith a little time every day while also making connections with others who are doing the same!

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November 2018 Membership Class
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

November 2018 Membership Class

If you have been visiting for a while and want to learn more about our church, this class is for you! All are welcome and there is no requirement to become a member.

In the class, we will explore what MCC believes, the work we feel called to do and the ways we are invested in your spiritual life. Lunch and breakfast are provided.

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2018 MCCGSL Golf Tournament
Aug
25
to Aug 28

2018 MCCGSL Golf Tournament

Can you believe it? This year MCC will host the 20th Annual Golf Classic! Over the course of 20 years this tournament has been a place for a lot of fun, making connections, and helping worthy causes. The tournament obviously supports the work of MCC, but each year a portion of the funds collected are used to create a community grant. This grant has been awarded to many community groups that help to make St. Louis stronger! While it is too late to play, you can still be a sponsor or join us for dinner.

Tournament Details
The tournament will be played on Saturday, August 25th at the Acorn Golf Links in Waterloo, IL. Lunch and dinner will be included, with an 11:00am shotgun start. There will be special 20th Anniversary prizes and give-aways that will help make this a tournament to remember!

Agenda for Golfers

9:30 AM 

Registration Begins

Mulligan, Poker  & Raffle Sale

10:00 AM

Driving Range Open

11:00 AM

Tournament Begins (shotgun start)

Lunch when you choose at the clubhouse

4:30 PM

Appetizers served

5:00 PM

Dinner Buffet Begins

Cash Bar open

6:00 PM

Contest Winners Announced

Raffle Winners Announced

Live Auction Begins

Silent Auction closes

6:30 PM

Dutch Auction

Recognition and VIP Awards

7:00 PM

Check out for bidders on Silent Auction

Sponsorships
Want to help make this celebration special? Please use this link to become an official sponsor and advertiser! With sponsorship opportunities ranging from $50-$5000, there is a way for anyone to get involved! 

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Taco Truck Cooking Class at Eckert's Farm
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Taco Truck Cooking Class at Eckert's Farm

We’re cooking up some fun with food truck style!  Learn how to put a fun spin on the traditional taco with our Korean Beef Taco and White Fish Taco with Peach Salsa. Guests can try out our favorite chopping gadgets as we make Eckert’s Homemade Salsa and Mexican Street Corn. This class is hands-on and will be tons of fun!

The cost is $40 per person which includes everything needed to make the tacos!

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Labyrinth Walk (Cancelled)
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Labyrinth Walk (Cancelled)

The labyrinth is a walking meditation, a path of prayer and an archetypal blueprint where psyche meets Spirit. It has only one path that leads from the outer edge in a circuitous way to the center.There are no tricks to it and no dead ends. Unlike a maze where you lose your way, the labyrinth is a spiritual tool that can help you find your way.  Join Pastor Katie to experience this amazing spiritual practice.

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Queer Eye: God Bless Gay (CLASS IS FULL)
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

Queer Eye: God Bless Gay (CLASS IS FULL)

It's Back! Queer Eye (for the Straight Guy) is back with a whole new cast and a new way of dealing with social issues while providing make-overs! In this first episode of season two entitled, "God Bless Gay," a devoutly religious African American woman with a gay son and a giving heart gets a new look—and a makeover for her church's new community center. After, we’ll have a great chat about the episode!

 

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The Sounds of Silence
Aug
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Sounds of Silence

In the middle of such busy lives, it is challenging to find moments to be still and silent.  And even when we do, many of us struggle to take advantage of it and instead, fill it up with more noise and activity.  If you would like to learn more about the power of being silent and still, please join  us for this experience of silence.  It will be a guided experience and though it might stretch you, it will also fill you with a greater sense of well-being.

 

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August Membership Class
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

August Membership Class

If you have been visiting for a while and want to learn more about our church, this class is for you! All are welcome and there is no requirement to become a member.

In the class, we will explore what MCC believes, the work we feel called to do and the ways we are invested in your spiritual life. Lunch and breakfast are provided.

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Transformative Storytelling
Aug
1
6:30 PM18:30

Transformative Storytelling

Gather around with others to listen to stories and experience how important stories are in helping us to understand more about our whole selves.  

This is a great way to be in touch with things inside your heart and soul that might not otherwise be revealed.  This session will be facilitated by Dr. Cheska Ferentelli so you will be in great hands!  Dr. Cheska will be sharing the stories so your job will only be to listen and follow her lead to glean something from them that is valuable for your journey now. The cost is only $5 so sign up today.
 

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The Wisdom of Motown: Affirmations and Reflections
Jul
31
8:00 AM08:00

The Wisdom of Motown: Affirmations and Reflections

Every summer we do a sermon series called "The Faith We Sing" and we focus on the lessons of different genres of music.  Last year was Broadway and this year will be Motown!  We are offering daily meditations to be emailed to you for the month of July. These online daily affirmations and reflections will invite you into a brief moment of focusing on your life, your spirit and the wisdom of Motown!!!  The reflections and affirmations will flow right along with the sermons in July.

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Caring for Our Home
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Caring for Our Home

!From time to time, it becomes necessary for us to do some cleaning of the inside of our church home . . . just like you have to do for your own home.  So, please come and help us do a little painting, deeper cleaning, vacuuming, and decluttering!!!  We will only be INSIDE and we always have fun in the process!  Plus, lunch will be provided!

Please be sure to RSVP so we know how many to plan on for lunch. Make sure you indicate any food allergies as well.

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Motown Movie: Dreamgirls
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Motown Movie: Dreamgirls

To follow right along with our Motown Sermon Series in July, this will be a chance to see one of the most celebrated Motown Movies:  Dreamgirls.  Based on the 1981 Broadway musical comes Dreamgirls, it is a story of greed, tough hate, and romance.  A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.

The cost for this event is $10, which includes great finger foods and a cozy place to watch the movie.

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Standing Up, Speaking Up
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Standing Up, Speaking Up

The Standing Up, Speaking Out Conference begins on Thursday, July 26 and continues until Sunday, July 29 at the Westport Tower Hotel.

Sponsored by Christian Feminism Today (CFT), this conference will cover a wide range of social justice topics.  CFT will be focusing the conference on Christian feminism in 2018 and would be a great opportunity to learn and meet new people who are involved in justice work from a feminist perspective.  Please drop by the Engage Room for a brochure with more details or visit the CFT webpage by clicking of the CFT link below.

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St. Louis Surge Basketball
Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

St. Louis Surge Basketball

  • Washington University Athletic Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Surge is the professional women’s basketball team in St. Louis, Missouri, competing in the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL). They are 3-peat Regional Champions and 2-time National Champions, making head coach Tony Condra the most decorated head coach of the Surge. The Surge is in their strongest season yet.  This is our opportunity to have fun together, enjoy basketball AND support this women's sport team in St. Louis!!! 

 

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Congregational Meeting
Jul
15
12:00 PM12:00

Congregational Meeting

Because we are a congregational church, major decisions of the church are made by a vote of the full congregation, not just the leadership. Therefore, on July 15, after an 8-week period of discernment, we will gather for a time of decision-making and setting a course for our future.

Please make plans to join us on Sunday, July 15, immediately following worship for a Special Congregational Meeting. We will be voting on the which of the 3 options offered by the Board of Directors to select as our path forward. A quorum is needed, so your attendance is very important.

As a reminder, the three options presented by the Board of Directors are as follows:

1. Begin an active search for a building where we can try to maintain current staffing and programming.

2. Run a 1 million dollar, 3-4 year capital campaign that will reduce our debt on our current building to a manageable level.

3. Make staff and program reductions to balance the budget in an effort to afford the current building.

Click Here for the detailed agenda for the Special Congregational Meeting.

* If you missed the previous forums and wish to view the recording, email the church at info@mccgsl.org with a request for the video, and a link to the recording will be provided to you.

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Congregational Forum
Jul
1
12:00 AM00:00

Congregational Forum

Because we are a congregational church, major decisions of the church are made by a vote of the full congregation, not just the leadership. Therefore, on July 1, we gather for three main purposes as we work toward a time of decision-making.

First, the Board will share what they have been hearing in feedback since our previous forum. Second, the Board will give a bit more detailed information about each of the three options presented for the congregation to consider. Finally, there will be an open time of sharing for the congregation to hear from one another. The Board wants to allow space and time for this important dialogue between the members of the congregation in advance of the July 15 Congregational Meeting. We hope you will prioritize this forum and the Congregational Meeting.

Again, the three options under consideration are:

1. Sell our current building and purchase a new smaller building that is more manageable for us.

2. Run a 1 million dollar, 3-4 year capital campaign that will reduce our debt on our current building to manageable level.

3. Reduce our staffing to one pastor with limited part-time support staff in order to be able to afford our current mortgage costs.

* If you missed the previous forum and wish to view the recording, email the church at info@mccgsl.org with a request for the video, and a link to the recording will be provided to you.

 

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Pridefest Interfaith Service
Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

Pridefest Interfaith Service

Join us for a special Pride Sunday worship service from 10-11 am! We are happy to once again be the coordinators of the worship service held on the main stage at Pride! We are also very excited that we have some new ecumenical partners whose congregations will be joining us. Please make a special effort to be present so that there are enough of us to be a true witness to God's all inclusive love!

 

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Pride T-Shirt Order
Jun
5
2:00 PM14:00

Pride T-Shirt Order

Following are the dates and locations for the 2018 Pride Celebrations in the St. Louis area that MCCGSL is participating in:

· June 16 - Pride St. Charles, 11am-10pm, Frontier Park in St. Charles

· June 23 - Tower Grove Pride, 12pm - 8 pm, Tower Grove Park

· June 23 & 24 - PrideFest St. Louis,  11am - 7pm (Sat), 11am - 6pm (Sun), Soldier's Memorial Park . Pride Interfaith Service at 10am on Sunday on the Main Stage.

Visit the Pride Table in the Engage Room today or any Sunday before June 3 or click on the link below to order your 2018 Pride T-Shirt . T-Shirts are $16 for Crew Necks, sizes S to XL and $18 for V-Necks and Crew Necks sizes 2X and larger. Shirts for Kids are only available in Crew Neck and are $16.

 

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MCCGSL Family Day
Jun
3
12:00 PM12:00

MCCGSL Family Day

All are invited to join us for our 5th Annual Family Day Celebration coming up on June 3! This is an opportunity where we intentionally CELEBRATE all kinds of families in our community. 

A fun filled day that starts with worship and continues on with food, games, bouncy houses, prizes and much more! This is a great day for our whole church community!

 

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Pray With Me
May
20
12:00 AM00:00

Pray With Me

In Scripture, Jesus modeled prayer for us in what we call the “Lord’s Prayer” or the “Our Father.” Now through Sunday, May 20th, Pastor Wes will be preaching about the types of things that Jesus was teaching us about prayer in his example. This series invites us all to join Christ in prayer: “Pray With Me.”

As we learn and experience more about The Lord's Prayer in worship, this program will be an additional way to engage in the practice of prayer and reflection each day. This will be done online so all you have to do is commit to it and have a phone or computer handy. Try daily prayer for these 7 weeks and see what a difference it makes in your life.

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Holy Conversations on Sunday, May 6
May
6
12:30 PM12:30

Holy Conversations on Sunday, May 6

Join Rev. Katie at MCCGSL on Sunday, May 6 for a Holy Conversation about our future.

2018 is an important year for our church and denomination as we celebrate 45 and 50 years of doing ministry in St. Louis and around the globe. These important markers offer an opportunity to appreciate all that we have done while simultaneously, expecting that God is ready to give us a new picture of our future.

Pastors Wes, Lillie and Katie will be inviting all of you in groups of 10 to come to their homes and have Holy Conversations about the future of MCCGSL. What are your hopes and dreams for this community of faith? What are you most passionate about in your life, and where does that intersect with your faith? Who do you believe God is calling us to be in this new season? All of these questions and more, invite us to pray, share, listen and discern so that our future together is all that God has imagined for us.

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Holy Conversations on Sunday, April 29
Apr
29
12:30 PM12:30

Holy Conversations on Sunday, April 29

Join Rev Katie at MCCGSL on Sunday, April 29 for a Holy Conversation about our future.

2018 is an important year for our church and denomination as we celebrate 45 and 50 years of doing ministry in St. Louis and around the globe. These important markers offer an opportunity to appreciate all that we have done while simultaneously, expecting that God is ready to give us a new picture of our future.

Pastors Wes, Lillie and Katie will be inviting all of you in groups of 10 to come to their homes and have Holy Conversations about the future of MCCGSL. What are your hopes and dreams for this community of faith? What are you most passionate about in your life, and where does that intersect with your faith? Who do you believe God is calling us to be in this new season? All of these questions and more, invite us to pray, share, listen and discern so that our future together is all that God has imagined for us.

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April New Member Class
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

April New Member Class

If you have been visiting for a while and want to learn more about our church, this class is for you! All are welcome and there is no requirement to become a member.

In the class, we will explore what MCC believes, the work we feel called to do and the ways we are invested in your spiritual life. Lunch and breakfast are provided.

 

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Dining Out for Life
Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

Dining Out for Life

Join our MCCGSL Host, Lesi Nelson, as we Dine Out for Life on Thursday, April 26 at 6:30pm at Chavez Restaurant in Soulard..

Dining Out for Life© (DOFL) is an international event that has raised over $4 million locally over the past 24 years to provide vital services to people living with HIV/AIDS.  This year, we would like to have a group go together to one of the participating restaurants that will give at least 25% of our bill to St. Louis Effort For AIDS.  Let's have fun together, do something important for our community and help St. Louis Effort for AIDS celebrate their 25th year of participating in this annual event.

Please sign up below so we can send you pertinent information as it becomes available.

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Emotional Healing and Healing Emotions
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Emotional Healing and Healing Emotions

Have out-of-control emotions every resulted in the loss of a relationship? If it has, keep reading.

This is a recurring six-week educational class and continuous support group for people who find that their emotions are beyond their control from time to time. This is a supportive environment to work out your “stuff.” . All sessions are confidential.

Cost: $25 every six weeks. 

Program Leader: Ron White

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Prayer and It's Many Forms
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Prayer and It's Many Forms

When we say that we pray for others or ourselves, what do we really mean? How should we pray? Join us on Wednesday, April 18, 25 and May 2 to look at the mystery of prayer.  

Since ancient times, people of faith have declared how important it is to pray so prayer has a rich heritage in spiritual communities.  This class will focus on the many forms that prayer can take and the many ways it can be experienced.  If you have questions about prayer, are somewhat afraid of prayer or just don't really know how you should pray . . . this class will be meaningful to you!

The cost is $15 which includes one meal. Don't forget to tell us about any food restrictions that you might have.

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Holy Conversations on Wednesday, April 18
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Holy Conversations on Wednesday, April 18

Join Rev Wes at his home on Wednesday, April 18 for a Holy Conversation about our future.

2018 is an important year for our church and denomination as we celebrate 45 and 50 years of doing ministry in St. Louis and around the globe. These important markers offer an opportunity to appreciate all that we have done while simultaneously, expecting that God is ready to give us a new picture of our future.

Pastors Wes, Lillie and Katie will be inviting all of you in groups of 10 to come to their homes and have Holy Conversations about the future of MCCGSL. What are your hopes and dreams for this community of faith? What are you most passionate about in your life, and where does that intersect with your faith? Who do you believe God is calling us to be in this new season? All of these questions and more, invite us to pray, share, listen and discern so that our future together is all that God has imagined for us.

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Men's Book Club
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Men's Book Club

Calling all Men!!!!  Join a book club where we will be reading portions of famous plays dealing with masculinity, religion and sexuality. These readings will be taken from Contemporary American Monologues for Men. This will be great reading and rich discussion between men so please set aside this time to be part of a great experience.

Led by Professor Scott Angus who studies how imagery in photography, sculpture and film tell the story of masculinity in LGBTQ History.

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Holy Conversations on Monday, April 9
Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

Holy Conversations on Monday, April 9

Join Rev Lillie at her home on Monday, April 9 for a Holy Conversation about our future.

2018 is an important year for our church and denomination as we celebrate 45 and 50 years of doing ministry in St. Louis and around the globe. These important markers offer an opportunity to appreciate all that we have done while simultaneously, expecting that God is ready to give us a new picture of our future.

Pastors Wes, Lillie and Katie will be inviting all of you in groups of 10 to come to their homes and have Holy Conversations about the future of MCCGSL. What are your hopes and dreams for this community of faith? What are you most passionate about in your life, and where does that intersect with your faith? Who do you believe God is calling us to be in this new season? All of these questions and more, invite us to pray, share, listen and discern so that our future together is all that God has imagined for us.

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Trivia Night
Apr
7
6:00 PM18:00

Trivia Night

This year's Trivia Night will be held on Saturday, April 7th. Doors will open at 5pm and Trivia will begin promptly at 6pm. 

We still have a few tables remaining, and plenty of opportunities to volunteer and donate items. Stop by the Trivia Table on Sundays to see how you can be involved with this important fundraiser or click here to register or sponsor now!

Auction Item Sampling:

  • Saint Maarten Getaway - Discover the “Pearl of the Caribbean” with a 7-night, Saturday to Saturday stay at the Oyster Bay Beach Resort in St. Maarten. This includes two (2) 1-bedroom condos, perfect for two couples or a group of friends, and a $500 travel voucher!
  • MCCGSL Board Pool Party – hosted by our very own Board of Directors at the home of Gerry Humphreys and Mike Fienup. Enjoy drinks food, fun, and more.   Expires September 30, 2018.
  • Piano Party – Enjoy fine food and drinks while listening to the piano skills of Rocky Tucker. Scheduled on a mutually agreed upon time and date.
  • Church Staff Memorial Day Party – the church staff will host a Memorial Day party on Saturday, May 26, for up to 15 people. Drinks, food, fun and more!
  • Total Wine & More Tasting Party – Experience a private wine class for up to 20 people. Taste 8 premium hand-selected wines. Choose your theme from California, Italy or France!
  • Dinner for 6 with Chef Chris Ladley – Foodies treat your tastebuds to a professional prepared dinner for six with the Executive Chef of Herbie’s 72 Vintage. Choose your menu theme with Chef Chris to be prepared at the home of Dusty and Val on a Sunday date to be agreed upon.

General Event Details:

  • Do not park in the Dollar Tree/Bread Co. parking lot or you may be towed. All other parking in the area will be open.
  • Popcorn, soda/bottled water provided, BYO other drinks & snacks
  • Mulligans are 5 for $20, 10 for $40 (only one per round – VIP tables can use up to 2 per round)
  • Each team receives one Double Up – double your points for one round
  • Wine Grab – $20 for a bottle of wine – some bags may contain an additional prize
  • Balloon Pop - $10 to pop a balloon, and win great prizes ranging from $10, up to $100!
  • 50/50 raffle  ($1 –  1 ticket, $5 – 6 tickets, $20 – arm length of tickets) -
  • Side games – Head or Tails (everyone plays FREE! - $20 prize) and another game ($1 to play, $20 prize)
  • Costume contest – a group or individual – prize is $25 giftcard
  • Best Dish contest – a judge will sample one and only one dish from each table. Prizes for winning table
  • Lifelines for two rounds
  • Each player will automatically receive a bid number for use with our checkout payment system for silent, live, dutch auctions plus lifelines
  • Please consider bringing your checkbook for faster check out services. We will also have credit card check out available
  • Please support our recycling effort and use the marked containers accordingly
  • We will have a security guard patrolling the parking lot and surrounding area from 6-10 p.m.

 

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