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County Line hosts ‘Family and Friends Day’

MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELL County Line Baptist Church in Brundidge hosted “Family and Friends Day’ at Galloway Park Saturday. The event was a day of fun for children and adults alike. Pictured are the ladies from the church who prepared the barbecue lunch for everyone and a group of basketball players who thanked them for a great lunch.

MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELL
County Line Baptist Church in Brundidge hosted “Family and Friends Day’ at Galloway Park Saturday. The event was a day of fun for children and adults alike. Pictured are the ladies from the church who prepared the barbecue lunch for everyone and a group of basketball players who thanked them for a great lunch.

Saturday was a big day at Galloway Park for “Family and Friends.”

A large gathering of people of all ages enjoyed a day of fun, food and fellowship that celebrated the beginning of a new school year and acknowledged the opportunities that a high school education offers the students.

“Family and Friends Day” was sponsored by County Line Baptist Church and it was a “free for all” event that featured games for the kids and a “feast for everyone.”

Calvin Wilson said “Family and Friends Day” is an annual event designed to provide opportunities for young people and adults to come together in an informal setting.

“Adults have a lot to offer young people in the way of life experiences and young people bring enthusiasm and energy to the events,” Wilson said. “It’s just good to see people of all ages enjoying a time together. There aren’t many events like this and there should be more. They are good learning experiences.”

Wilson said the young people enjoyed the simplicity of the games they played and adults joined in if they wanted to participate and as they were able.

“We had relay games where they carried eggs in spoons, games that everybody could participate in, ” he said “They all liked the hula-hoops. All of the kids played and a lot of the adults took the opportunity to be kids again.”

Of course, the basketball court was a popular place but not nearly as popular as the chow line.

“We had a large number of dedicated church workers who prepared lunch for everyone,” Wilson said. “We had barbecue and all the trimmings and it was as good a lunch as you could get anywhere. We want to thank all of those that prepared the barbecue lunch for us and all of those that worked to make ‘Family and Friends Day’ such a great success.”

Wilson said everyone is encouraged to support Pike County Elementary School and Pike County High School with their presence at school events during the 2015-2016 school year, whether it is at sporting events or school programs or through active participation in the PTOs.