Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween 2015

On a warm Halloween Eve from 4 – 6 p.m., B7 Ward’s parking lot filled with ghosts, ghouls, princesses, a variety of superheros, cowboys, cowgirls, clowns, corpses, soldiers, vampires, witches, zombies, angels and demons, ballerinas, a cockroach, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, imps and ogres, spooks and other strange and hair-raising make-believe monsters and goblins … as well as one giant red M&M.

Trunk or Treat in the B7 Ward is always eagerly-anticipated Halloween fun and this year was no exception.  Thanks to the Primary for organizing the event, to ward members who provided the goodies, and to the Young Women who put out a call for ward members to bring their favorite pot of soup for the popular Chili Cookoff.  And, the winners are:

·                Witches Spellbinding Brew (Most Creative) – Steve Gwilliam
·                Mummy’s Choice (Most Kid Friendly) – Chardell and Cole Wilkes
·                Howling Hot (Spiciest) – Wendy Johnston
·                Ghostly Goulash (Best Non-red) – Suzie Long
·                Halloween’s Finest (Best Overall) – Scott Ford 
·                …. and lucky ward members standing near the table when Gary Anderson showed up with two loaves of warm, homemade bread straight from the oven.

As always, Halloween in the B7 Ward was a hauntingly, good time!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Caroline Smith Receives Young Womanhood Award

Caroline Smith, 15-year-old daughter of Eric and Karyn Smith and a sophomore student at Dixie High School, received her Young Womanhood Award in Sacrament meeting on October 25, 2015.  

By faithfully completing all the necessary requirements, Caroline is honoring her commitment to live the commandments, has strengthened her faith in Jesus Christ and her testimony of His gospel and is now prepared to make sacred temple covenants.

With another year or two before she exits the Young Women's program, Caroline is already working on an Honor Bee charm, which historically has been given to young women willing to do more than was required in their continuing progress.  She also plans to work for a second Young Womanhood Award while she is serving a mission in the future.

Caroline is another beautiful example of the young women of the Bloomington 7th Ward.  Congratulations on your achievement.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Bloomington Stake Picnic

The annual Bloomington Stake Picnic was held on a beautiful (and very warm) Tuesday, September 29th afternoon with a large crowd coming out for good food, social interaction with friends and neighbors, jump houses and fun entertainment.  Thanks to all who organized this fun event and to all who contributed to its success in anyway.