Harvest Fun Fest attracts 1500 people

| 28 Sep 2011 | 03:01

About 1,500 people attended Green Pond Bible Chapel’s annual Heaven’s Harvest Fun Fest event on Saturday, October 15. Guitar-strumming “cowboys” were on-board two different hay wagons to add sing-a-long fun as guests rode around the church grounds. 9-year-old Vincent Giovinazzo from West Milford made his debut playing his fiddle for the Harvest crowd. A free event, the fest included entertainment, family photos, hayrides, dinner and dessert. There were over 85 different harvest-themed games, crafts and activities for all ages. The popular family photo booth enabled families to dress up in pioneer or Indian costumes and have their picture taken in a custom-made horse drawn wagon or teepee. Among the enormous array of booths, the break-a-plate game and crafts such as making walking sticks and turkey hats were hits with kids. Professional illusionist, public speaker and author, Eric Reamer entertained the audience. Reamer has toured internationally with his illusions and unique presentation of the Gospel Message. The “Chuckwagon Café served dinner and dessert continuously through the evening enabling everyone to eat at their leisure in between activities. Event Director Dani Tanis said, “Word is out in our community that Green Pond Bible Chapel’s Harvest Festival is something to look forward to and not to be misse.” The next big community activity coming up at Green Pond Bible Chapel is their Upward Basketball program for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade.