Two major events at our Milburn Crossing Pavilion drew good crowds. Our “home grown” written, and produced production “Make A Difference” combined fun, a variety of music and humor with a message for all. The second was a Country and Western Concert, “A Touch of Country.” Free food was enjoyed at both events. These activities were designed to be fun for our present congregation and to increase our footprint in the community around Milburn Crossing.
It took 30 plus volunteers to pull these outreach opportunities together. A big thanks to all who helped! A special nod is due to Denny Cowden who keeps the pavilion area mowed and looking pristine. He also provided hayrack rides for the concert.
Make A Difference had about 50 in attendance at both presentations in spite of the oppressive July heat. The show helped O’Fallon First UMC connect with our neighbors and remind us of the tremendous potential of the pavilion and park area at Milburn Crossing.
Dr. Toby Curtwright did an amazing job of pulling together a very professional group of performers for the “Touch of Country Concert.” It was a joy to see our new Contemporary Worship Coordinator, Dimitri Heaggans, heavily involved in both productions. Around 115 present enjoyed an awesome concert, food and fellowship. The music was great! There was hotdogs, ice cream, hayrack rides and lots of beautiful weather and scenery on the beautiful September Sunday afternoon. The kids enjoyed being free to listen to the music, dance, go for a hayrack rides, run and play in our spacious park. Some more “mature” folks took to line dancing in the background or riding the hayrack with the kids. It was an awesome day.
There will be more to come in the spring of 2016 and beyond. Remember the pavilion is available to church groups for picnics and other outings. Please check with the church office for availability.
Pastor Joel Catlin