Pig roast, project day highlight Craig community’s faith
Some were there for the meal, some were there to serve it, and some were present just for the company, but all who were at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion Sunday afternoon were lending a hand to their community.
The annual pig roast by Love In the Name of Christ of the Yampa ValleyLove In the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley fed the hungry and raised some funds while bringing together people of all walks of life. fed the hungry and raised some funds while bringing together people of all walks of life.
Love In the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley fed the hungry and raised some funds while bringing together people of all walks of life.
With the tasty dishes filling plates, it wasn’t a contest for the best element of the day, as far as Alan Grieser was concerned.
“Eating,” he answered with a laugh, in response to his favorite part of the event.
Seriously, though, Grieser said he has turned out for the lunch event the last few years because he appreciates the kind of work done by Love INC.
“I haven’t been getting involved with the ministry yet, but I just want to come out and support them when I can,” he said.
Pat Jones, executive director for the organization, said she hoped to thank the many donors who provided food and drinks, as well as the multitude of items available for the day’s silent auction.
“They’ve been really good to us,” she said.
Love INC works to aid community members in times of need, with projects such as their collection of coats and other winter items for distribution in colder months. They also help provide clothing, school supplies and emergency housing, among other services.
The pig roast usually brings in anywhere from $5,000 to $7,000 to go toward these ventures. Some years are better financially than others, but Jones said she is grateful for whatever people can do.
“Whatever God says, we’ll be happy with,” she said.
Among those at the pig roast were people clad in the bright yellow-green shirts of Project One with The Journey at First BaptistThe Journey at First Baptist, members of which had just finished a long list of outreach endeavors, including a car care clinic for single mothers and the elderly, local beautification and working with outlets including , members of which had just finished a long list of outreach endeavors, including a car care clinic for single mothers and the elderly, local beautification and working with outlets including Freedom HoovesFreedom Hooves, , Boys & Girls Club of CraigBoys & Girls Club of Craig, , Moffat County High SchoolMoffat County High School and more. and more.
The Journey at First Baptist, members of which had just finished a long list of outreach endeavors, including a car care clinic for single mothers and the elderly, local beautification and working with outlets including Freedom Hooves, Boys & Girls Club of Craig, Moffat County High School and more.
Abigail Fritz helped clean out portions of MCHS, where she will be in the cast of the drama program’s upcoming production of “Aladdin.”
“We got a lot of stuff in the prop room put away and organized,” she said. “A lot of times, people don’t even notice you’ve done something like that for a couple days, but I think everybody’s going to notice that.”
Organizer Courtney Jenison said putting in work at the school is one way to pay them back for allowing the church to hold services there, but Project One is also about helping without expecting reciprocation. It’s a semiannual effort by parishioners of The Journey to put their faith to work out and about in Craig.
“Instead of having church in the building, we’ll be the church in the community, love and help and serve wherever needed,” she said. “One of the things Christ wants is for us to just love people, so that’s what we’re doing.”
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