Our 19th annual Winter Banquet Fundraiser for our 7-12th grade students was night full of laughter and good food for all who attended.
Youth Group students served food as proper waiters and waitresses for a full family style meal to their guests. The meal was followed up with a full production titled, “The Red Carpet”. Their goal was to earn money for their summer OnMissions trips to serve refugees in Westmont, IL, and partner with Envision in the Dominican Republic.
“The food is always great. This year was especially good!” -Mark S.
“It was probably the best show yet!” -Deb S.
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A tasty and entertaining Youth Group fundraiser on February 24-25 – our 19th Annual Winter Banquet
This evening will be put on by the Bloomingdale Church Youth Group to support their summer OnMission trips locally (Westmont, IL) and abroad (Dominican Republic).
At 6:30, we will warmly greet you at our northeast entrance. A time of mingling with our guests will follow. At 7pm, we look forward to serving you dinner in our grand room, informally known as Common Grounds. This will be followed by dessert and coffee. At 8pm we will begin our planned entertainment.
Tickets are available for purchase online bloomingdalechurch.org/winterbanquet or after weekend services on Feb 4/5, Feb 11/12, Feb 18/19.
Our teens put on special event with a quality dinner and skit shows. This year’s show was titled Banquet Night Live, with many faux-celebrity guests played by our students. Two great success stories from this year’s event were that we sold out for the first time ever and set a record both nights for attendance. We also set a record for the most students involved with 40 kids participating in serving food, childcare and skits.
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One of the parents recently shared an observation about Winter Banquet:
Every year our youth put on a dinner theater production to raise money for trips. Our community room is turned into a restaurant and the kids become waiters and waitresses. A multi-course dinner is served to friends and family who attend. The evening is capped with entertaining skits performed by the kids. Everyone goes home full of food and laughter.
Many kids do not have families part of the church. Often this dinner is the first time their parents have been in the church. As I sat watching the skits, surrounded by these parents laughing hysterically, I wondered if they wished they were part of this community.
I realized this was not just a fund-raiser. These parents were being exposed to an attractive faith-community. I imagined they wished this community was their community.