There is something to be said about a Wildlife Dinner when people start arriving over an hour early.
On Saturday, March 2, the Craig Valley Gospel Fellowship is inviting everyone to their 11th Annual Wildlife Dinner.
Despite being a 14-mile trek out into the country off of Route 311 onto Route 621, it doesn’t seem to stop those ‘wild’ at heart for their favorite wild game selections.
“God has blessed us every year, right down to the weather,” coordinator Dana Law Caldwell said. “We all pray for that.”
This year the menu will include bear and deer (cooked in a variety of ways), turkey, squirrel, rabbit and, of course, good ole’ pork as a backup. For those who prefer “not so wild” meat, the whole hog will be grilled.
“We will have lots of special singing and music including Heavenbound and Randy Dudding and his group,” said Pastor Jay Law. “Aaron Calfee will be speaking and of course the infamous multitude of raffles and door prizes will be there as well.”
There seems to be something for everyone, including a bake sale hosted by the teens.
The big item raffles include a Mossberg Patriot Gun with a walnut stock (where one can choose whatever caliber they prefer), a 16” Stihl chainsaw, a fishing pole and tackle box and a 22 Cricket rifle with a synthetic stock.
“All of the proceeds we get goes to our church and in return we use the money to keep our doors open, to send money for mission work and to help our community several times a year,” Caldwell added. “We are a small church, and it takes every member we have to help us out and God always helps the most.”
One thing the dinner has always been known for is its personal touch during the entire evening. There never seems to be a shortage of food or laughter.
The dinner will be held at Camp Tuk-A-Way, five miles from 460 or 14 miles from 311. The doors open at 3 p.m. and dinner is served at 5 p.m. The cost is a donation at the door. For more information contact Dana Caldwell (540) 864-5697 or (540) 320-3289.
The Bible tells us, “Little is much when God is in it,” said Caldwell before adding, “We just want to provide an evening of fun and fellowship and a way to help our church serve in as many ways as possible.”