2/5/2014 6:00:00 AM Pies for sale! Church youth raising money for camp
Youth from the First Southern Baptist Church of Chino Valley, from left, Kim Stogner, James Hanson and Dakota Barbee, prepare for their annual Pie Auction and Dinner, coming up on Feb. 22. The event’s theme is “Duck Dynasty” that will incorporate a camouflage décor (including life-size cardboard cut-out of member of the show, shown in photo).
What do a pie auction and duck hunting have in common? Give up? It's the annual Youth Pie Auction and Dinner, 5 p.m. on Feb. 22, at the First Southern Baptist Church of Chino Valley. And the event's theme will be "Duck Dynasty."
The auction and dinner are a fundraiser for the church's youth group called "Hold Fast Youth Group" to attend summer camp.
To save a little money and still present an impressive "Duck Dynasty" theme, the youth are asking the public to lend them canning jars, camouflage items, duck decorations, duck calls, and so on.
The dinner menu includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, salad and, of course, PIE!
Pies of all types will be auctioned, as well as many donated items for a silent auction this year. As of the end of January, the youth group has received donated auction items from the four Arizona Diamondbacks tickets (baseline seats good until Sept. 14) and a Phoenix Suns' Gerald Green autographed 8-by-10 glossy photo, and also from other businesses, such as passes to the zoo, golf course and water park.
The youth also are seeking additional auction items and gift certificates from businesses in the community.
The youth are serving the dinner at no charge, but will accept donations of any amount.
This year, the young people hope to raise enough money to attend World Changers camp next summer in Tulsa, Okla., where they will help rebuild homes, paint and other mission projects.
Two youth group members, Michele Boucher and Dakota Barbee, are looking forward to experiences they expect to have at camp and in the youth group here.
"First Southern Baptist Church camp has always been so amazing. It's been a heart-warming experience," Michele said. "This year is definitely going to be so different. I'm excited and look forward to all the years ahead with FSBC youth group."
Dakota cherishes her previous camp experiences.
"My first year at camp was the most amazing week, by being so close to God and helping others who need it," Dakota said. "I love helping people and telling them about God."
For decoration donations or auction donations, or for more information, stop by the church at1524 N. Highway 89 or call 928-636-2014.