A Campground Christmas
December 11, 2021, 5 - 9:00pm
December 12, 2021, 5 - 8:00pm 8:00pm church service to follow
Full details on "A Campground Christmas" as they currently exist. The trustees will be needing help with this event. Please check below for details on how to help. **We are pleased to announce the first annual "A Campground Christmas"!** The event will go for two evenings: December 11, 5 - 9:00pm and December 12, 5 - 8:00pm, with a Christmas service at 8:00pm on the 12th.
Tent owners are encouraged to decorate their tents in any Christmas fashion they choose. As this is still a campground sponsored event, we must still follow the rules - no pets, no open flames, and no alcohol or drugs. The electricity at the campground is always on. If a tent-owner wishes to use lights in their decorations that require electricity, then they will be charged by Duke Power for that energy use.
On Saturday the 11th, everyone is invited to walk around to see the decorations and visit with friends. The passing out of treats to visitors such as cookies, candies, apple cider, or hot chocolate is welcome and encouraged. On Sunday the 12th, we are planning to have a short Christmas service to close out the event. We hope to have a small live nativity scene in a section of the arbor each evening as a final place to visit before departing. We will need multiple couples to play Mary and Joseph throughout the event. The trustees are actively inviting church choirs to act as roving carolers both evenings. We would ideally like 6-8 different groups moving throughout the campground.
If you are interested in participating in any way (decorating your tent, choir, caroling, play Mary or Joseph, etc.), please email Donna Lutz-Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will be coordinating participants.
In addition, we will have the laser-engraved Christmas ornaments for sale at the event. You can see more information about them here: https://www.ballscreekcampground.org/Christmas-Ornaments. The ornaments will be for sale at tent 171A and are $10 each.
We will also be having a food drive to benefit the The Christian Food Pantry of Sherrills Ford & Clothes Closet (https://www.facebook.com/The-Christian-Food-Pantry-of-Sherrills-Ford-Clothes-Closet-1635990860002567) at Hopewell United Methodist Church. Contributions can be dropped off at Tent 71.
We're looking forward to this heavily requested event and are happy to see it happen! Please be patient with the trustees as they finalize the plans.