We asked one of our amazing volunteers, Sandy Campbell, for her reflections on the Second Annual Volunteer Appreciation Gala, held January 31, 2014 @ The Laurel Packinghouse. Here’s her thoughts!
From start to finish it was a time of pure joy. When I stepped through the door I was surrounded by loving friends and greeted by Pastor Mike, Wayne Laurie and other KGF family.
There was so much going on I had to stop and take it all in. I noticed the photo booth first and saw friends of all ages acting goofy and standing proudly as their photos were taken. I love seeing those pictures on the KGF website. When I found a table to sit at I was joined by a close friend, and then others I don't know as well. For me, the opportunity to get to know others is something I love.
There were table games to draw us together as we competed against other tables, and also challenges that took us around the room looking for specific people to match our question sheet. I found myself chatting with people I've never talked to before. I love this. One of our core values is creating places of belonging and the games we played helped to draw us all together in a fun way.