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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Johnny's Drive In


I have to tell you all about something fun we did Wednesday night. Every fall our youth group from church has a drive in supper as a fund raiser. It's called Johnny's Drive In, in honor of one of our old pastors. They serve hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, root beer floats, lemonade... They do the grilling just outside church and set up the parking lot as a drive in. Some of the girls wear poodle skirts and they wear their roller blades. There is 50's music playing to add to the ambiance. There are often people who come in their old cars which are always fun to see. It's a lot of work for the leaders, but the kids have fun with this and they usually raise quite a bit of money for the year. This year the weather was beautiful - just right for a night like this. I am upset with myself for forgetting my camera, as I planned to have pictures to show you!

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19 comments:

Mike Golch said...

next time PLEASE remember to take the camera. there uses to be a driven that did that here but they stopped that.It would be a great trip down memory lane. Big Time Hugs.

Diane said...

That was fun! Mike was able to go this year too since he's on first shift now - new experience for him! In my opinion, I think the fries may have been left from the 50s though... but Mike liked them and finished everyone else's! :)

A Stone Gatherer said...

It is alot of fun getting together and raising money at the same time! And this is one proud momma for how deligently her young son worked that night! It does a heart good!

Rebekah said...

that does sound like fun. Reminds me of a few things I did in my youth group. I miss those days and wish my kids had a youth like this

Kristie said...

That sounds like a ton of fun. I bet a lot of youth groups could raise money with this idea.

Amy said...

i love little places like this!!And the malts and shakes are always soooooo good!!

Cherdecor said...

What fun and a lot of work! I wonder how many old cars showed up?

jenniferw said...

I would love to have seen those pics. That sounds like such fun, Mari! Good, wholesome fun ... the best kind of all.

Sandra said...

That sounds like so much fun Mari, you don't have any photos?

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Oooooh I want to see photos! That sounds like a BLAST! How fun! I'll have to tell our church about this...I think it would be a huge hit!

~melody~

Growin' with it! said...

how fun to hear people bring out their old classic cars for this. great event idea!

Cheri said...

Sorry I missed it this year- it is always fun!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

pictures will have to be posted!

Demara said...

Sounds like fun!

Deb said...

Someone I work with was talking about that. .hmm wonder if you go to the same church, I'll check it out next week:) Sounds like a fun time:)

Anonymous said...

Ohhh your post made me smile!I'm so glad you had fun and your food was good too.I was so proud of our youth they did a great job!The money($1200.00) was so awesome since this year it wasn't very well attended.So an extra thank you to you for coming out.Isn't God great at providing for his family!Take care,Patty

Terri said...

That is a fun fundraiser!

Nancy said...

awwww, how could you forget the camera??? Sounds like a really fun nite and great way to raise funds.

Shelly said...

That does sound like fun! I have been totally out of the loop.

Been busy going places on weekends.