Conference Hosts Adventurer Fun Fair

May 01, 2004 | Tara VinCross

"Come one! Come all! See Scruffy the Clown, play games, win prizes, eat snacks and look at the crafts other clubs have made. It will certainly be an evening to remember!”

And that it was.

It was a Saturday night filled with fun on March 20 when more than 100 Adventurer kids, club directors and parents gathered for the first Washington Conference Adventurer Fun Fair at Buena Vista Elementary gym in Auburn, Wash. Scruffy the Clown from Promise Players Ministry in Bothell, Wash., shared illusions, puppetry and ventriloquism, all with a focus on Jesus. The illusions were so well done that even the parents were looking at one another asking, “How did he do that?”

After the worship and show time, clubs displayed their projects from this year. Kids touched still-gooey peanut butter bird treats, played handmade instruments and gazed at picture boards showing the outings of other Adventurer clubs.

As soon as the call was made for games, kids quickly dashed in every direction to try bowling, fishing, hoop tossing, jump roping and other exciting games and to see if they could win prizes. Scruffy stayed to make balloon animals with the help of a leader from the Bonney Lake club, whose specialty was making flying slugs.

When the end came, parents had a hard time getting their kids to leave. Kids left with new toys, candy and, even more than that, an understanding that Jesus is in everything we do, especially having fun.