ConnectFest Draws Community to Campus
Weekly Portraits of Calvary Life
Last Friday’s ConnectFest was a brand new idea for serving our local community. We are estimating that 700 people were on campus throughout the course of the 10-hour event. While we definitely enjoyed seeing alumni and friends of Calvary, it was extra wonderful to welcome those who have never set foot on this campus before. What a fun introduction to our school!
ConnectFest was like a carnival and a community festival all rolled into one FREE day of excitement. Attendees were given 20 free tickets to play carnival games and win prizes. There were also more than a dozen rides, inflatables, and other attractions that young and old could do for free.
Vendors and local businesses set up booths to sell their items or promote their services, and they did not have to pay any fees to participate. Several local churches also used this opportunity for community outreach.
Music, Food, and Fireworks
No festival would be complete without live music, and we had plenty! Calvary students, Blue Ridge Christian School students, and local artists performed on an outdoor stage. We also enjoyed spoken word, drama, dance, poetry, and comedy mixed into the performance schedule. Terry Magelssen, a Christian illusionist, performed a show that was enjoyed by all ages. Of course, I can’t forget to mention the delicious food that was available to purchase from various food trucks. To top off a great day, we had a 13-minute fireworks show!
Thank you, Lord, for holding back the rain and providing a breeze on a hot day. Thank you, Admissions Team and ConnectFest committee, for all your hard work in dreaming up, planning, and implementing this BIG IDEA! Finally, thank you, volunteers, for running games and rides, picking up trash, handing out tickets, giving out prizes, etc. This event would not have been such a success without YOU!
Alumni Relations Coordinator
September 7, 4:30 p.m. at St. Louis, MO vs. Concordia Seminary
September 11, 4:00 p.m. at Overland Park, KS vs. Kansas Christian
September 15, 2:00 p.m. at Ankeny, IA vs. Faith Baptist Bible
September 7-8 at Minneapolis, MN for NCU Tournament
September 11, 6:00 p.m. at Overland Park, KS vs. Kansas Christian
September 15, 4:00 p.m. at Home vs. Barclay
Upcoming Calvary Events
Piano Dedication Concert September 14
President’s Dinner September 27