The Seder is a Jewish ritual meal in which multiple generations of a family take mark in recounting the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. The Seder itself is based on the command in the book of Exodus: "You shall tell your child on that day, saying, 'It is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'" (Exodus 13:8) Traditionally, families and friends gather to read the text of the Haggadah, which contains the narrative of the Israelite exodus from Egypt, blessings, rituals, and songs. The Passover Seder Plate consists of symbolic foods which the leader of the Seder uses to tell the Exodus story. This year Passover begins on Friday. As the Passover is a critical part of the Easter story, learning about the ritual deepens understanding of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
Most creative and first place in funds raised went to Johnnie Sue Lee's table, second place in funds raised went to Kay Surles' table; and third place in funds raised went to Debbie Blackmon's table. Thank you so much to Marilyn and Jack Parker, who organized the event, and to Tommy (Buzz) Buzzard (Marilyn's brother) who was a wonderful guest speaker. Huge thanks to Stanfield's, Vine & Branch, and all our door prize donors. Relay for Life Team # 62 raised about $5,100 for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.
Roy Turner, Scott Whitley, John Hatch (Chairman), Ron Sloan, and Rev. John Norman
Adam Barefoot, Terry Parker, Pat Bridgers, Sherwood Lee, Sam Thornton, Kay Surles, and Don Rogers
Not pictured: Kyle Toothman
Thanks so much to Leslie Smith for teaching a combined childrens and youth art class on stained glass design. Leslie Smith is the art teacher at Four Oaks Elementary. She taught the group about the ancient Christian symbols that were used to communicate to avoid persecution from the Romans. After they learned about the symbols, they used them and made scratch art. Thank you to Lauren and Michele for setting this up.
In the racing, Benjamin Lee won 1st place, Daniel Pineda won 2nd place, and Zeke Sharp won 3rd place. Best in show, 1st place Dylan Jackson (trophy accepted by Debbie Blackmon, aka Mimi, feel better Dylan), 2nd place Caleb McLamb, and 3rd place Jake Rigsby.
Photos by Carol Adams, Valerie Hawks, and Casey Johnson.