Fall Fun at PVC Fosters Community

December 22, 2021 | Church | Melinda Holland

The halls rang with laughter and conversation at Pleasant Valley Church on Saturday evening, Oct. 30, 2021. The Fall Fun event, with games, crafts and food, had an attendance far beyond expectations. Initially planned for 100 people, the team serving dinner found themselves with the positive problem — the need to find more food for a growing line of people.

As the isolation of 2020 rolled into 2021, individuals and families came seeking a sense of normalcy, community, companionship and camaraderie. People found relief in the invitation to come and enjoy themselves while catching up with friends or meeting new ones. Folks who had not entered PVC in two years came and chatted with old friends. Several new faces were also welcomed!

Among the crowd were adults, teenagers and children dressed in family-friendly costumes. They enjoyed a variety of booths: Pumpkin Decorating, Scarecrow Building, a Cake Walk, two Nerf booths, a "Walk the Plank" game, Apple Bobbing (with chopsticks!) and a “Don’t Let ‘Em Drop!” Glow-in-the-Dark Balloon Challenge. Outside, a cozy fire pit welcomed guests, complete with s’mores! For those hoping for a more low-key evening, card and board games were enjoyed after dinner.

A heartfelt "thank-you" goes to everyone who attended, and to the many who volunteered their time and talents to make the evening a blessing to so many people. It was a night that everybody had something to savor, but even more important, it was the sense of fellowship and togetherness that fed their souls.