Each year Forest Hill Church puts on several fun fellowship events for all ages. Perennial favorites are our Fall Festival, celebrating the beginning of a new program year, and the May Cabaret, our Spring all-church extravaganza musical. Less regular offerings, such as our Fabulous Food Fridays, offer variety and a chance to meet new people.
Each September, the Deacons host a Fall Festival to kick off the September to May program year. Past festivals have featured tropical lunches (provided by our underpaid, overworked chef, Morag Keefe), the Euclid Beach Rocket Car, pony rides, a Tiki Bar manned by our youth serving root beer floats, tropical smoothies, and other blender-friendly beverages, and of course games with prizes for young and “young at heart.”
The May Cabaret begins with a delicious dinner by Chef Morag Keefe and continues with a fabulous array of well-rehearsed musical acts. Directed by Music Director Anne Wilson, the fast-paced evening is by turns hilarious, touching, inspiring, and…just plain loony. (Really…who taught John Lentz to Samba?)
Some of the acts we’ve enjoyed in the past:
Voices in Bronze performing Bashful Bell Song with Frank Ragone as the bashful ringer
The Descant Choir’s aerobic version of the Fast Food Song
A list of the Top Ten Things to Do in a Crowded Elevator
Seven-year-old Rowan Trammell whistling the Theme Song to Mayberry RFD (with many wondering where the whistling was really coming from!)
Emily Brock singing the hauntingly beautiful Nightingale in Berkeley Square
Chris Gemerchak’s flawless Braziliera on the alto sax while bravely ignoring the Samba contest going on behind him
The award-winning Heights High Barber Shoppers
Molly Webster, Edie Duncan and Ally Boyd performing their original Walk to Emmaeus Rap
And last, but never least, our ever popular Male Ballet.
Thanks to all who participated!
Fabulous Food Fridays
Four Forest Hill chefs took turns preparing, educating, and serving delicious dinners on four Friday evenings in February and March. The series averaged 20 guests per evening and raised over $300 for the FHC food pantry. A tremendous thanks to chefs Barry Hartz, Jenny Himmelman, Laura Stauffer, and Matt Russo. Folks already are crying out for another series – stay tuned for next season!