Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall Festivities and Family Fun

by Aly Lewis

Fall has indeed fallen upon us. This Saturday Plant With Purpose took part in Point Loma Nazarene University’s annual Fall Festival. Hundreds of families from around the community enjoyed a day full of fall and family fun. Kids skipped out their energy in bounce houses, scaled climbing walls, and impressed the crowds with their high flying gymnastics skills and karate concentration. (I just have to add that the little gymnast girls were so cute that I was highly tempted to get one of my old leotards out and join them in their spring board bouncing and cartwheeling fun. Too bad there is an unwritten height limit of approximately 4 feet and a cute cut-off of about 12 years.)

Families also celebrated the season with carriage rides and pumpkin patch photo shoots, attended a free ice cream social with the university’s president where they raffled off a sweet motor scooter, and passed by booths highlighting local non-profits, artisans, and university groups. That’s where Plant With Purpose came in. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth, picked up our stickers, and bought our t-shirts.

Plant With Purpose also got some free publicity as one of the featured musicians of the event, Cameron Lewis, (my younger brother!) sported one of our new Plant With Purpose t-shirts as he serenaded and entertained the festival-goers. Thank you, Cameron, for making Plant With Purpose look—and sound—cool!

The Plant With Purpose/Point Loma collaboration continues tonight with a Haitian-themed dinner at Point Loma designed to educate students, staff members, and professors about Plant With Purpose’s transformational work around the world. And speaking of college students, this Wednesday college students from all over the country will be joining together to pray for Renewal’s second annual Day of Prayer for God’s Creation.

Check back later this week for stirring updates on both of these events.

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