Faith Assembly first free fish fry
fabulously fun for all
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[September 09, 2019]
Saturday, September 7, on a beautiful late summer day, Faith
Assembly held a fish fry with fun, food and fellowship for people of
Pastor Darren Palmer said from the time the event had started, there
was a steady flow of people. He said we love Lincoln and wanted to
do something to bless our community.
When planning the event, the men’s group decided to have a fish fry.
Donnie Johns of Nebo, Illinois caught, donated and helped fry the
buffalo fish and catfish. Palmer said church members donated the
sides that include curly fries, baked beans, potato salad and a
variety of desserts.
People filled the tables set up outside under a tent and inside the
Nancy Wrage said the fish and fries were wonderful.
Besides the food, there were bouncy houses, games, musical
entertainment, arrowhead making, and a raffle for door prizes.
As three-year-old Clara finished her meal, she was excited about
jumping in the bouncy castle.
Kids raced through the obstacle course on one bouncy house trying to
be the first one down the slide.
In another area was a display of plastic castings of arrowheads from
around the state of Illinois.
Paul Schilkolski said these castings were copies of authentic
arrowheads in the Illinois State Museum.
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Jed Snider patiently showed children how to make arrowheads from soft copper
using a flaking tool and deer antler to whittle them.
Fourteen-year-old Adiana said it was a fun activity for her because it was a new
Working slowly and carefully, her eleven-year-old brother Tyee made an authentic
looking arrowhead. Snider told Tyee his was probably the most authentic looking
one of the day and Tyee displayed it with pride.
Musical entertainment was provided by singer and songwriter Robert Beam and his
wife Ty. Palmer said they are part of the worship team at Faith Assembly and a
huge blessing to the church.
Linda Wilson said she hoped this event was the first of many. Wilson said, “We
have had a wonder crowd on a beautiful day.” Wilson was helping at the
registration table, where people could register to win a $100 Walmart gift card,
a smoker and a cooler.
Palmer said he would estimate that over 100 families attended the event and
enjoyed the fun and fellowship on a gorgeous Saturday.