Grace plans Winter Festival for Dec. 2

Published 5:00 pm Friday, November 14, 2008

Plans are underway for the 8th annual Winter Festival hosted by Grace Christian Academy.

This fun-for-the-whole-family event will be held Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Many new games and activities, concessions and raffle prizes, a silent auction, children’s art auction, an expanded general store, music and entertainment are all included in the festival.

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The silent and children’s art auctions offer many individual items donated by area merchants and services. This year’s auction will include a week-long North Carolina mountain retreat, a beach vacation to Mexico Beach, story time with Santa, kid’s all inclusive birthday packages, holiday spruce-up package, Costa del Mar sunglasses, a kid’s kayak, and many more goods and services.

The children’s art auction will include a mosaic bistro table set, Christmas yard art, and a variety of hand-made art and photography. The general store has been expanded to include many handmade arts and crafts along with homemade goodies to enjoy.

The public is invited to come and enjoy, an evening of family games and entertainment, fill up on smoked barbecue, pizza and hot dogs, with popcorn, cotton candy and hot chocolate for dessert.

New games have been added to include tricycle races, inflatable boxing, human bowling game, cash machine, and of course, a giant inflatable slide and obstacle course.

The traditional bingo, go fish, duck pond, milk bottle, and radar games will be on hand also. Each game will offer the opportunity for participants to win a ticket that they can register for big prizes for kids to win. Throughout the festival, each time a child wins one of the tickets they can drop it in the bowl of the prize they want to win in the children’s silent auction. This is always a favorite for the kids!

Admission is free and game tickets can be purchased at the gate or from the school office beginning Dec. 1.