- August 5, 2018
- Posted by: Phil Block
- Category: Photography
A beautiful Sunday morning in August set the stage for the annual Vineyard Community Church picnic, held at Lime Kiln Park in Grafton, WI. An excellent turnout of Vineyard members and guests gathered for outdoor worship followed by the baptism of ten people in the Milwaukee River, lunch, and the “Vineyard Summer Olympics.” It all added up to a wholesome and traditional outdoor church service and picnic, enjoyed by all.
Grafton Lime Kiln Park
Quoting the Lime Kiln Park web site,
The park area was once part of a limestone quarry operated by the Milwaukee Falls Lime Company, which was incorporated in 1890 and which in later years was owned by the Tews Lime and Cement Company of Milwaukee. Originally there were 5 kilns in a row, which used cordwood as the chief source of fuel. A spur of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul railway was built to expedite the outgoing shipment of lime.
Outdoor Worship Service
Lunch at the Zaun Pavilion
Vineyard Summer Olympics
Capping off the day was a series of novelty “olympic games.” Teams were organized to compete, such as the Angry Armadillos shown below.
All in all, the 2018 Vineyard Church picnic was a great success. Special congratulations go to the newly-baptized believers!