UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
2012 Family Fest at All Saints Camp
By Chris Mills
Labor Day Weekend at All Saints Camp brought friends and family from near and far for “Family Fest”. The annual end of the summer family encampment allowed families to relax and enjoy the last weekend of the summer in style. Friday night brought everyone together with arrival and ‘hanging’ out at the Dining Hall and a movie for the kids at the pavilion.
Saturday allowed for numerous activities to participate. The ever enjoyable “Kick Ball” for everyone had young and younger running around the field trying to kick or catch the kickball. The afternoon brought swimming, sports, and a “Genealogy” discussion presented by Michelle Chubenko. Michelle allowed families to see how to track back the history of families that came before us. The evening started with Vespers served by Fr. Paisius McGrath and followed with the ever popular “Pig Roast” roasted by Deacon Jim Cairns. The ever competitive “Name Game” presented evening excitement along with board games, movies and a campfire complete with the cooking and eating of Smoores!
Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Fr. John Haluszczak and Deacon Jim Cairns. Among some of the planned activities for Sunday included the “Volleyball Tournament”, swimming, sports, or just relaxing! After dinner, another or final round of the “Name Game” took on a mind of its own and a spirited session of “BINGO” concluded the events.
After a farewell breakfast Monday morning the drawing was held for the beautiful beaded necklace donated by Christine Zimmerman. The proceeds from the raffle will help furnish the new priests cabin. Over $600 dollars was raised with the raffle and the winner of the necklace was by Mr. & Mrs. Richard Charest. After clean up and packing it was time to say good bye. Everyone had an enjoyable weekend participating in activities, talking or just hanging out. Planning is already underway for some exciting activities for “Family Fest 2013”. We hope you will consider joining us for the weekend or even the day next year!