The Grace College Student Veteran Organization, in partnership with ML Motorsports, Wish for Our Heroes and KCV Cycling hosted Nocturnal III: The Mission on Oct. 27. With over 500 in attendance, the adventure race extravaganza was a huge success for participants and contributors alike.
This year’s event incorporated some first-of-its-kind races, including a road vs. trail bike race, a pet-friendly three-mile run, and “The Mission” – a high-adrenaline in-the-dark obstacle race that took participants through the winding trails of the Winona Lake Trails, canoeing in Winona Lake, and crawling over hay bales and stacks of logs. Prizes were given to teams with most participants, best costumes, and top finishers, as well as door prizes awarded at random.
Hundreds of Warsaw-area families attended FunFest, a SERVE-coordinated Halloween alternative event, at the Gordon Recreation Center on Sunday, Oct. 28. This year’s theme was “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”
SERVE, a Grace student volunteer organization, offers the event annually to local children as a fun and safe alternative to trick-or-treating. Admittance is free for all area families.
Jordan Weddle, FunFest student coordinator, estimated that more than 1,000 community members participated in the evening’s festivities. Visiting children, dressed in an array of costumes, had the opportunity to play various games, enjoy ballpark-themed food, have their face painted, jump in the five available bounce houses, and interact with a variety of animals at the miniature petting zoo.
FunFest is held annually at the Gordon Recreation Center, and many local families make a point of coming every year. Nate Bosch, Winona Lake resident, brought his four children to enjoy the evening’s activities.
Grace College is pleased to extend a friendly Brazilian bem-vindo (welcome!) to the local community as it celebrates the 14th annual Taste of the World event from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Grace’s Gordon Student Recreation Center. This year’s Taste of the World event will focus on the food, music and culture of Brazil.
The community is welcome to attend as Grace students host and coordinate the event, which will feature Brazilian cuisine ($6/meal for adults, kids under 5 eat free) as well as a Bossa Nova performance by “Brazilian Jazz Guy” Luciano Antonio, a Capoeira performance (a Brazilian martial art that combines dance and music), and Brazilian Ju-Jitsu demonstrations. The evening will also include games and activities for students and children.