Family Fun on the Fourth

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This year’s Fairhaven 5K and Taste of Fairhaven was a huge success.

The 5K started off with a bang (literally).  The temperature was much cooler than in previous years, with a temperature of about 70 degrees at the starting line.  91 runners and walkers participated.  This year, we started a 3K that some of the walkers were able to enjoy.

Starting Line of the 2013 Fairhaven 5K
Starting line of the 2013 Fairhaven 5K

 

After the race was finished, over 20 kids who had worked hard to decorate their bicycle participated in the first ever bicycle parade.  Some of the kids dressed up in costumes as well.

Children ride their bikes in the Fairhaven bicycle parade
Children ride their bikes in the Fairhaven bicycle parade

 

Once the bicycle parade was finished, the awards were given out for the race, and the taste of Fairhaven began.  Among the choices were egg rolls, 1/3 lb. burgers, Hoosier Hogs pulled pork, enchiladas, corn on the cobb, peanut butter pie, muffins, cookies, and more.

Ladies serving Mexican corn on the Cobb at the Taste of Fairhaven
Ladies serving Mexican corn on the cobb at the Taste of Fairhaven

 

Since July 4th was on Thursday, we held our midweek church service at 1:30 p.m.  Clint Schrieber, a previous US Marine who is now on staff at Fairhaven Baptist Church, preached a message entitled “David’s Sin.”  In his message he explained the problem with King David and how he covered up his sin continually, and how we as Americans should not cover up our sin, but deal with it.  Only then will God be able to bless America.

Clint Schreiber
Clint Schreiber in his US Marines uniform

 

After the service, many gathered for softball, volleyball, canoeing, fishing, and swimming.

For race results, pictures, and more, please visit http://church.fairhavenbaptist.org/events/fairhaven-5k.

 

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