Texans Hold Summer Picnic and Bake-off

TEXAS––On August 28, about 50 members from the San Antonio congregation tasted pies and exerted themselves in activities at a summer picnic in Landa Park, New Braunfels.

Brethren ate lunch, and some participated in a pie baking contest. The sixteen pies were judged from specific criteria by Regional Director Cal Culpepper, his wife Tami, Local Elder Steven Privratsky and Deacon Paul Salinas. Flavors included cherry, sweet potato, peach, apple, Reese’s Cup, banana cream, and chocolate cream.

After lunch brethren played volleyball, walked around the park and competed in group relay-type games for both adults and youth.

Lance said, “I really enjoyed the great fellowship we had.” He said his favorite activity of the day was volleyball: “I really enjoyed being able to play and how the congregation was able to bond in that way.”

Later in the afternoon, the pie contest winners were announced: Cindy Vela came in third, Suzy Rivera placed second, and Kyle Cocomise “took the cake”, winning first.

The best part of the day, according to member David Block, was “how good and pleasant it was as all our generations came together in unity as one loving family.”