Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Entertainment

October 7, 2012

Camp Mack Festival a fun fundraiser

MILFORD — For Alyssa Fortriede, Milford’s Camp Mack has been a place of personal growth.

From beginning camp as a youngster to working at the camp as a young adult and even having her wedding there, Fortriede had many life-changing experiences at the small camp along Waubee Lake.

“I have had a lot of great memories and growing at Camp Mack,” Fortriede said.

That’s why she decided to return and volunteer with the 14th annual Camp Mack Festival Saturday, donating her time by making kettle corn.

“Nothing beats coming to the wilderness and seeing God’s creation,” Fortriede said, looking around at the camp.

Program Director Curt Rowland said the festival is a big fundraiser for the camp. All the money raised goes toward “camperships” and camp repairs, he said, with this year’s camp repair focusing on updating lights inside the Quinter-Miller Auditorium.

“We’re always giving kids the opportunity to come to camp,” Rowland said of the camper scholarships. “It’s important. Those are life-changing experiences.”

Rowland expected more than 1,000 people to come to the camp for the festival, which featured food donated from local churches, children’s activities, demonstrations, music and a silent and live auction. Around 90 percent of those attending have some affiliation to the camp, either as campers themselves or parents of campers, Rowland said.

“All of this is a way to make money for Camp Mack,” Rowland said. “We give away about $10,000 in scholarships a summer for campers, and work very hard to stretch that as far as it will go.”

Rebuilding project

Camp staffers are also working on a capital campaign fund to rebuild Becker Lodge, which burned down July 11, 2010. Ground will be broken on the new Becker Retreat Center sometime in the spring if funding goes well, but Rowland said the camp staff members are depending on the generosity of the public to help raise the funds.

“We need to have over half of the funds before we break ground,” Rowland said.

Camp executive director Rex Miller said the campaign is attempting to raise $2.5 million for the new structure. Locals can expect to see upcoming fundraiser dinners hosted by camp personnel.

“This festival is a big reunion for me, and a staple of support,” Miller said about the festival. “It’s a statement for how much Camp Mack means to people here at the camp and in the community.”

Beyond the Camp Mack Festival, activities at the camp continue in the coming weeks. The “Gone Fishing” Father-Son Weekend will happen Oct. 13 and 14, and the Build a Drum Workshop will happen Oct. 26 through 28.

 

1
Text Only
Entertainment
  • LIBRARY NEWS: Books Bites set at Wakarusa Book Bites story time begins at 10:15 a.m. Aug. 27 in the Children’s room. This informal story time includes several stories and a craft or activity. There is no registration for this program.

    August 18, 2014

  • Obit Robin Williams_Selm.jpg Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

    August 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140813 Cousin Vinny Kansas City 'The Devil's Glove' author signing books locally Life can be an ugly game — a game based on illusion and occasionally, a deal with the devil. But ultimately, God is the umpire and decides who is safe and who is out. God offers redemption and declares life’s player safe when the player asks for it.

    August 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140811 library photo Boys and Girls Club sign-up at Goshen Goshen Public Library601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531537-0241, Children’s Services534-6650, Audiovisual Services http://www.goshenpl.lib.in.us/Boys and Girls Book ClubBoys and Girls Book Clubs sign-ups have begun for students in grades 3 to 5. Boys will me

    August 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140807 Strand Of Oaks As Strand of Oaks, Goshen native plays first hometown show Aug. 16 With “HEAL”, his fourth record performing as Strand of Oaks, Goshen native Timothy Showalter seems to be on the verge of something big.

    August 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140803 anne mccue 01 REVIEW: At Ignition, new songs amp anticipation for McCue’s next album GOSHEN — Anne McCue broke in a new drummer, broke in a few new songs and broke a guitar string in her return Thursday night to Ignition Music Garage.

    August 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • TV-Manhattan Project [Duplicate] Scientists make love, weapons in 'Manhattan' LOS ANGELES — Writer-producer Sam Shaw was grappling with how to craft a TV drama about the war on terror and the price it exacts from those who keep its secrets. He found the answer by looking back to the early 1940s, when U.S. scientists and others

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • GN140724 Little Women 'Little Women' opens at Round Barn Tuesday NAPPANEE — Since 1868 ambitious fans of Louisa May Alcott’s novel have dreamed of being one of the March sisters. In the pages of Little Women, young and adolescent girls are able to read about the “normalization” of ambitious women by repeatedly reinforcing the importance of individuality and female vocation.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140728 library photo Bubbles and Giggles this week's Storytime Express Goshen Public Library 601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531 537-0241, Children’s Services 534-6650, Audiovisual Services http://www.goshenpl.lib.in.us/ Bubbles and Giggles Bubbles and Giggles is the theme for this week’s Storytime Express and the Summer Reading

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • LIBRARY NEWS: Hypnotherapist coming to Syracuse Angie Hernandez, certified Hypnotherapist, is presenting a session on using Emotional Freedom Technique, also called tapping, on from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. People are invited to a free class to experiment with this technique for self-healing. Nick Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution, says EFT is a type of meridian tapping that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. Tapping utilizes the body’s energy meridian points by stimulating them with your fingertips.

    July 21, 2014

Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
Obama: World Is Appalled by Murder of Journalist Israel, Militants Trade Fire After Talks Fail Pres. George W. Bush Takes Ice Bucket Challenge Pierce Brosnan's Call to Join the Expendables Changes Coming to No-Fly List Raw: IDF Footage Said to Show Airstrikes Police: Ferguson More Peaceful Raw: Aftermath of Airstrike in Gaza Raw: Thousands March on Pakistani Parliament Raw: World's Oldest Man Lives in Japan Fire Crews Tame Yosemite Fire Raw: Police Weapon Drawn Near Protesters, Media Raw: Explosions in Gaza As Airstrikes Resume Charter Schools Alter Post-Katrina Landscape Texas Gov. Perry: Indictment 'a Political Act' US Officials: Video Shows American's Beheading Video Shows Ferguson Cop Months Before Shooting Water Bottles Recalled for Safety Researcher Testing On-Field Concussion Scanners
Poll

Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

I think it’s a good idea to feed all the students free of charge
I think those who can afford it should pay for their school meals
I think all students should be required to pay for their school meals
     View Results