Tuesday, February 17, 2009
My funny valentine
So Valentines Day has never been my favorite holiday. However this year I did something I have never done before. I was part of a Valentines extravaganza. Drake University has many different religions on campus. One of the Christian groups is fairly large. They call themselves Alive, and I believe are associated with a Great Commission Church. A decent amount of the members live in my hallway, so I get to interact with a lot of them. On Valentines Day they go all out. The gentlemen of this organization prepare a banquet of different food for the two days prior to the festivities. Then all the girls, about 200 of them, are driven to a secret place. This year it happened to be the church that this group belongs to. The women are escorted in to a decorated ballroom type place set out with fancy tablecloths etc. All of the gentlemen are in formal attire and they proceed to serve the women the meal, and then provide entertainment for the rest of the evening. It was a way for the men of this group to show their appreciation to the women. I got to tag along and ended up celebrating Valentines Day with 200 women. Not a bad evening.