Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Blue Star Moms & Powder Puff Football

This past weekend was a busy one for Lighthouse Teens. Saturday morning Amanda and I joined a dozen or so other Lighthouse teens and parents, as well as other volunteers, at The Lodge Retirement Home in Wake Forest to help the local chapter of Blue Star Mothers fill care packages with goodies to send to troops overseas. Volunteers lined up along both sides of long tables and passed the boxes along assembly-line-style, adding snack foods, toiletries, books & magazines, candy, and assorted sundries. In an hour and a half we had 260 boxes filled, taped, stacked, and loaded in a van ready to go to the post office! Alex will receive a few of these boxes, with instructions to get them to soldiers who don't receive mail from back home.

afternoon was our Lighthouse Powder Puff Football Game, Family Picnic, and Dads' Chili Cook-Off! After a week of rainy weather, the day was bright and sunny - a perfect fall afternoon to spend at the park!

Pink Panthers

Purple Penguins

our cheerleaders rocked!

plenty of food to share at the family picnic

Erik P. won the Dads' Chili Cook-off in a blind taste test in which everyone got to vote for their favorite by dropping 50 cents in a jar

The "top chefs"!
Winners were rewarded with gift cards to Dick's Sporting Goods

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