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Games raise laughter at copper-top

Excitement builds as door prize winners are announced. From left, Anita Zager, Teri Tangen and Scott Hedlund. (Photo by Naomi Yaeger)

Lakeview Social Hall at First United Methodist ("copper-top church") was abuzz with Cribbage, Scrabble, Yahtzee and other games the evening of Friday, April 15. More than 50 congregants and friends gathered for the church's first-ever game night.

"There was a lot of laughter," said the Rev. David A. Bard. "About a half-dozen people worked extremely hard (to organize the event). It came together quite well."

Games were offered in 30-minute sessions with participants moving onto new games. Winners had their choice of gift-wrapped "white elephant" prizes.

Anita Zager and Mike Donahue served as co-chairs for the event. "It was fun; people gave us positive feedback," Zager said. She added that the committee learned how to run a successful game night and is considering holding it a few times a year. "It might be nice to do something that was a community-building event as well as a fundraiser," Zager said.

The Rev. David Bard smiles as Linda Sherman and Celeste Dallman enjoy a game of Yahtzee at First United Methodist Church on April 15. (Photo by Naomi Yaeger)