500 Years of Grace

The Reformation Celebration Block Party was held on Saturday September 9th from 4:30 to 9 pm. The Theme was 500 Years of Grace. We received permits to block off part of Gilmore Avenue in front of the church from noon to 10 pm. We therefore used parts of the street, the front lawn and the parking lot area to set up the activities. We had a Welcome Tent, various carnival games, a bounce castle, face painting, balloon animals, carnival food (snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn), a dunk tank, a stage for Entertainment, a food service area and Stations for our Reformation Walk in these areas. Inside the church we had a photo booth with a castle background in the sanctuary and three Escape Rooms (2 adult rooms and 1 children’s room) in the basement. We had permission to use the parking lot at Douglas Mennonite Church and used 2 pedicabs and various parking guards to transport visitors between locations.

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