On January 11, 2020, Birmingham Christian Family (BCF) celebrated 20 years of GOOD NEWS at the Celebrate the Family Expo. Here are a few of the highlights from the free day of family fun at the Hoover Met’s Finley Center!
The Chick-Fil-A Herd of Cows arrived in their “Cow Mobile” handed out plush toys and even danced with “kids” young and old to the Chicken Dance.
Expo attendees met and took pictures with Mickey and Minnie, Skye and Chase, and Elsa! The Just Keep Smiling(JKS) characters performed a sneak peek of their upcoming Characters on Parade Performance on February 22, 2020 at Gardendale First Baptist North Campus. The Characters are part of the JKS ministry that assists families in our community with children in medical crisis. Photo: Angela Holley
Each attendee received a Birthday Bingo sheet when they signed in. Every booth had a special stamp and if attendees filled out four rows of stamps by visiting each booth, they were entered to receive great prizes like a case of Bud’s Best Cookies. Photo: Angela Holley
The Expo welcomed special guests, like ABC 33/40’s Brenda Ladun, WBRC Fox 6’s Mike Dubberly and Sarah Verser, and WDJC’s Terry Patilla. Thank you for supporting BCF!
Great live music, praising God, was enjoyed by all thanks to Kevin Derryberry and Marc Phillips! Photo: Vincenza Sciarabba
The threat of bad weather didn’t stop the fun, even when everyone took shelter in the Hoover Met’s locker room. Elsa from Just Keep Smiling entertained the kids and kept smiles on their faces! A big thank you to the Finley Center staff, Hoover Police and EMTs for watching the weather and keeping everyone safe. Photo: Vincenza Sciarabba
Children enjoyed getting their faces painted for free, courtesy of Painted Personalities! Photo: Vincenza Sciarabba
Great live music, praising God, was enjoyed by all thanks to Kevin Derryberry and Marc Phillips as well as Ignite Your Light Youth Choir! Photo Vinzenca Sciarabba
Visitors sampled Birthday Treats from exhibitors and voted on their favorite. Congratulations to CakEffect, the winner of the Expo Birthday Ballot!
We couldn’t have done it without our volunteers!
Special thanks to all of our sponsors and exhibitors for making the Expo a reality and sharing great family resources and giveaways! For more pictures from the event, visit www.Facebook.com/BirminghamChristianFamily.
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Celebrating 20 Years of Good News!
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