Special Events

Sun., Oct. 24 | 1pm – 6pm
Why Not an American Ark
1126 Charlie Williams Rd., Monroe, NC  28112 

Fall Festival is like a patch of pumpkins, the fun comes in all shapes and sizes!ff


Bring your family and friends to one of Central’s favorite events. Please note that this year all Sunday morning services will be held in the usual campus locations, at the regular service times.  After services, we’ll all head out to Why Not an American Ark in Monroe for some 
great fun,
excellent fellowship, and plenty of entertainment - scroll down for all the details!


 

Fall Festival Fantastically Fun Tournament of Friends
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Golf Tournament
Friday, Oct. 22, 9:30am Shotgun start
Edgewater Golf Club

$50 (plus online processing fee) if payed by Oct. 18
$55 cash on the day of the tournament – register by Oct. 18

Golfers of all ages and experiences are invited to join us for a fun round on the green. This will be a “handicapped stroke” play event. Players will be playing their own ball. The best two scores (from the team of four) from each hole will be used to calculate the teams' net score.  
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.  You can also register at the church office, or by email to evana@centralnc.org. Cost includes lunch, cart and green fees, range balls and a golf gift. Cash prizes will be awarded at 2pm on Oct. 24 at the Fall Festival (just before the Disc-Connected K9s Dog Show).

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Fabulous Food at the Fall Festival? You bet!

ALTHOUGH PRE-ORDERING FOR MEALS IS NOW CLOSED, you can still purchase some delicious savory and sweet foods at the Fall Festival site. 

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craftsArts and Crafts Fair

So much talent in one congregation! Be amazed and delighted by 20 artists from Central that will have handmade items for sale. Their art will make great Christmas gifts:  Paintings, jewelry, furniture, home decorations, candles, photography, metal art, bird feeders, macramé, jerky, and more!

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Dare Devil Dogs

Laura and her dogs impress and entertain with their K-9 Frisbee dog show. She combines training tips into a fast-paced and exciting presentation. See more on these amazing dogs at  https://www.frisbeedogshow.com/. Come see the fun at 2 and 3:15pm.

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**A SPECIAL NOTE**

PLEASE do not bring your dog or other pets to this event. There are plenty of large and small creatures to enjoy throughout the equestrian center!

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Central Amateur Chip and Putt Competition

puttHow good is your short game? Go head-to-head against other golfers in chipping and putting for prizes! The qualifying round will be held from 1pm-2:30, and consists of 8 chips and 8 putts to earn a combined score. Then the 32 top-scoring participants will go on to compete in the single-elimination match play round at 3pm, with prizes going to the top four players. No pre-registration is necessary; sign up first thing when you get to the Fall Festival. 

 

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FISHCatch & Release Fishing Contest

Bring your own bait and tackle to compete for great prizes by catching bass, brim and crappie. The competition will be held 2:30 – 3:30pm.   Sign up at the festival volunteer booth inside the covered arena by 2pm. There are categories for adults and youth.  

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ffFor CSM Kids: Rides, Games, Prizes

Elementary Kids can play Festival Bingo to win a bag of candy. What more could a kid want? How about: mechanical swings, a mechanical bull, bungee trampoline, rock climbing wall, ninja wall, obstacle course, Jurassic adventure, jungle train, carousel moon bounce and lots of carnival games. And don't forget pony rides and face painting! 

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pumkinFor Preschoolers: Pumpkin Patch, Games, Prizes 

Preschoolers can pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch on their way out and decorate it with funny face stickers, and will get a bag of candy. There will be lots of carnival games for all ages. 

 

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obstacleJV and Varsity students, try to conquer The Obstacle!

Student teams will compete on a giant obstacle course to see who will conquer the course. If you don’t want to compete, please still come and cheer the teams on and hang out. There will also be 9-Square and other fun games and activities.

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cakeLove the tastes of fall, but don’t want to bake?
Then take a Cake Walk!

Join the circle and take a chance on winning some desserts so delicious, you’ll want to eat them before you get home. It’s a simple contest - all you have to do is walk!  

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occBring new items to fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child 

Central partners with Samaritan’s Purse each year to present gifts and the gospel to children around the world through Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. We are collecting items that can be placed in shoeboxes, but not the boxes themselves. Please bring new items to the Fall Festival to drop off as you enter the festival site. We especially need items for boys and girls age 10-14 - click here for a list of items to bring like flashlights, harmonicas, journals and colored pencils and much more.

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car showCountry Classic Car Show

These one-of-a-kind classic cars will be on display where visitors can vote for their favorite – the top vote-getter wins a prize. 

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petting zooPetting Zoo, Exotic Animals, Hayrides and Pony Rides

Once you get there, you’ll know why it’s called an ark!  There are animals in all shapes and sizes. Walk around and see them, or take a hayride for a tour of the farm.

  

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