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October 12, 2012
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October 12, 2012

Week at a glance

Farm Fest
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About 1,200 teenagers will gather tomorrow at a BJU grad’s local farm to experience a day of fun activities and spiritual growth. The event, which begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m., includes a variety of out-door activities ranging from a volleyball tournament to a slinging trebuchet.

Three times throughout the day, teens will gather under a large tent, sing to the Lord and hear Gospel preaching from Mr. Matt Herbster, program director of The WILDS Christian Camp.

Mr. David Orr, coordinator of Farm Fest, said the event’s main purpose is sharing God’s Word. “We have young people who trust Christ every year,” he said. BJU students help to make this happen with their willingness to serve.

Junior residential construction major Caleb Daniels, who has worked at Farm Fest for two years, said that BJU students can get involved by inviting teens from their outreach ministry or extension, helping set up the event or volunteering at the event itself. “It is a really worthwhile way to spend your Saturday,” he said.

Student Recital Hour
Monday, 5 p.m., War Memorial Chapel

A number of undergraduate students will perform a variety of pieces Monday in War Memorial Chapel, not for a grade, but just for fun. Dr. Seth Custer, music faculty member and coordinator of the recital, said that the original idea for the recital began two years ago as a result of several students wanting more opportunities to perform in an avenue outside of their class requirements. Any undergraduate student, regardless of his or her major, can audition for the recital.

Junior piano performance major Danielle Duncan played for the first recital two years ago and will play again during Monday’s recital. She said she values the performance opportunities the recital provides, and she also enjoys attending the recital as an audience member. “It’s fun to be able to listen to all kinds of different music,” Duncan said. The recital will showcase a broad range of music, composers, instruments and ensembles.

St. Francis Fall for Greenville
Friday, 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Main St., Downtown Greenville

Beginning tonight, the appetizing smells of burgers, pizza, seafood, coffee and much more will come wafting onto Main St. in downtown Greenville, courtesy of more than 30 local restaurants.

For more than 30 years, the St. Francis Fall for Greenville event has brought together different food and beverage specialties for people to sample in one central location.

Tickets, which can be purchased at the event as a sheet of eight for $5, are needed to sample the different foods and drinks. Also, different competitions, such as a jalapeno pepper eating contest and a waiter obstacle course, as well as cooking demonstrations will be occurring throughout the weekend. A list of the participating restaurants and event times can be found online at www.fallforgreenville.net.