We had so many children and adults that we had to have two hayrides for all the kids to have a turn. We stopped mid-ride to feed apples to the horses, and for the some of the more adventurous children to play in the creek that was still pretty cold despite the unseasonably warm weather of late.
Everyone was eager to have dinner. Several parishioners brought their version of lasagna, ranging from the traditional meat and red sauce to a vegetable casserole with a cream sauce. We also two wonderful salads and garlic bread prepared by other parishioners. It was such a nice day that the children and parents sat outside to eat dinner.
For dessert we gathered around a bonfire to make s'mores. The adults were even more excited about the bonfire than the children, jumping up to the fire to squeeze 6 marshmallows between their graham crackers. It was messy, but so delicious!
More than one person said what a great day it was to share fellowship with one another and get to know other parishioners better. Someone remarked that St. James is his family and he is so grateful to be together.
We had so many parishioners bring food (some who offered despite not being able to attend), so thank you to everyone who made lasagnas, bread and who brought dessert items.