Family Game Night
November 4th, 2016
Harvest Kids are excited for a Family Game Night and Pizza Party on Friday, November 4th from 5:30-8 PM at the Harvest Lakewood Ranch campus. We are inviting families to come together and play some fun, exciting and challenging games! Spend time together as a family and get to know other Harvest families as we play together! Children age 5 and up will enjoy playing a variety of fun games, and nursery care will be provided.
Harvesters November Tour of Raymond James Stadium
November 10th, 2016
Harvesters Head to “Ray Jay” in November
For their November gathering the Harvesters will have the opportunity to tour Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Ray Jay as it is known by the local population is the home of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If you are a Bucs fan this is your big chance to see Raymond James up close and personal. The date and time for the tour is set for Thursday, Nov. 10th at 10:30 AM. Carpooling will be arranged for the gathering.
As tour guests, the Harvesters will have backstage access to many different aspects and workings of the stadium. This hour-long guided walking journey will includes a visit to the field, locker room, a private suite, and more. Due to ongoing renovations presently underway at the stadium tours may vary from what is listed. Come with the Harvesters to see Raymond James Stadium including the new renovations and be part of the action!
Cost for the tour is $5/person. Lunch will follow the tour at a restaurant in the Tampa area.
If you would like to be part of this gathering please go to welcometoharvest.org/harvesters and click on the registration link.
Questions? Please contact Bob and Mary Stark at (231) 564-0677.
Harvesters December Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Bus Trip
December 3rd, 2016
Christmas Town Is On The Harvesters Agenda For December
Have you ever wondered what over a million illuminated Christmas lights might look like? It is a spectacle to behold! On Saturday,_ December 3rd_, the Harvesters and others that wish to join them will travel by chartered motor coach to Busch Gardens for an afternoon of fun and entertainment and an evening filled with the sights and sounds of Christmas Town, Busch Garden’s yearly Christmas extravaganza.
For those of you that have already been to Christmas Town, it is worth a return trip to see the spectacular lighting displays, the Christmas ice show, the living angel and the music, music, music! For those of you that have never been to Christmas Town or even Busch Gardens, it is one of those things that you have to do at least once in your life.
The afternoon will start with a 1:30 PM departure from Harvest Lakewood Ranch. Once you are inside the gates at Busch Gardens, you will be free to enjoy the afternoon/evening at your leisure. You may want to take in an animal show, listen to one of the animal keepers’ presentations, take a behind the scenes tour (extra cost), ride one of the famous (or infamous) roller coasters, shop at the bazaar and/or enjoy a meal in one of the Busch Gardens restaurants. If this will be your first visit to Busch Gardens, a short orientation tour will be given. Maps and printed programs of the day’s events will also be available to help you in your planning.
As darkness approaches, the magic begins to happen. The Gardens become transformed into a Christmas Wonderland as huge Christmas trees, pink flamingos, cheetahs, poinsettias and other Christmas wonders all begin to appear thanks to the Christmas lights strategically placed around the Gardens. The Christmas Town Village opens where you can purchase all kinds of Christmas sweet treats as well as Christmas keepsakes. The Gardens are truly spectacular during the Christmas season!
Costs for the day are as follows:
Total package including motor coach transportation, driver’s tip and admission to Busch Gardens for the afternoon/evening is $94.00. This does not include any food, keepsakes or behind the scenes tours. The $69.00 group admission price to Busch Gardens is a savings of approximately $30 off the regular daily rate. YOU MUST ADD ON THE ADMISSION TICKET TO COMPLETE THE PACKAGE.
If you already have your own entrance pass to Busch Gardens, all you will need to pay is the $25 transportation cost.
Fees for the day are non-refundable.
Departure from the Gardens will be at 8:30 PM with an anticipated arrival time back at Harvest at 9:30 PM.
If you would like to join the Harvesters please register early. The motor coach has a seating capacity of 55 people. To register please go to the church’s website welcometoharvest.org/harvesters and click on the link for the December event. At the registration site you will given the option for the total package or just the transportation.
Deadline for registration is Sunday, November 20th.
If you have questions please contact Bob and Mary Stark at (231) 564-0677.