October is always a fun month for Bethel Apostolic Academy, Bethel Kiddie Korral, and First Pentecostal Church. Children, parents, and their families come together to enjoy a day filled with fun, food, games and festivities. Each year, Bethel Academy selects a theme and centers the entire day around that theme -and the kids love to dress accordingly. This year the theme was Western.
|Two cool cowboys!|
The teachers put much creative thought and talent into each booth set up for the event. The booths activities ranged from the Pumkin Pantry to the OK Korral Hayrides to the Face painting. Yes, face painting! And some pretty talented face painters, too. They managed to persuade Bro. Mark McAlister to get his face painted. Can you guess what they painted on his face?
That's right! Keys and music notes. Man, that guy has some talent on the keys! And he credits God for his talent.
The main attraction, however, was the County Jail. It is so much fun throwing somebody in jail...just because you want to.
|Sheriff Shannon Bowdrie Pettis and Prisoners|
You may ask, "How could the jail be the main attraction?". Well, I'm glad you asked. If you are daring enough and have a bank bag full of money, you can pay the Sheriff to lock up a prisoner of your choice. The more money you pay the Sheriff, the longer the time the prisoner must serve.
Here's what happens to every prisoner. Once put in jail, you ponder "How did I get here? Who is that rotten, good for nothing, quote-on-quote friend of mine who is laughing at me while I'm stuffed in this over crowded jail?". (I am not over-exaggerating; this happens.)
Once you get out of jail, the investigation begins....then...you finally find out exactly who paid to put you in jail. And.....instead of turn your cheek, like the good book says, you pay to put them in jail....for double the time. Therefore, the compounding effect of this circle of vengeance makes the jail the main attraction of Bethel Day (of course....all in good fun and for a great cause). Unless you decide to factor in the food booths. Hands down, the food at Bethel Day is fattening! Which means, it is delicious.
Believe it or not, somebody payed money to lock up our very own Pastor and his wife.
|Yes, Sheriff Shannon is enjoying that corn-on-the-cob!|
Pastor Bradford doesn't look very happy to be in jail. He's a pastor through and through, though. He turned his cheek and didn't investigate who threw him in jail. I guess that makes me a pretty lucky person...shhhh don't tell him it was me!