Staff Reports



MOULTRIE -- Fall is a time for counting one's blessings, and members of the church El Aposento Alto, The Upper Room, plan to count with their feet.

A Mexican fiesta is to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday on Circle Road to celebrate the freedom church members say they have found through Christ. There will be fellowship, traditional folk dances to live music and lots of Mexican cuisine encircling the large, active fountain on the church grounds.

"We really would like to do this for the American people in the community and let them see the culture and the dance that they may not have ever seen," spokesperson Lisa Bauman said.

Proceeds from food sales go to refurbishing mobile homes just behind the church that provide emergency shelter for migrant families who come to the area seeking work but have no place to live.

The church is eager to show off its progress from many hours of volunteer labor put in by its dedicated members, Bauman said, including a gymnasium, a soccer field and a playground built from donated scrap materials that resourceful parishioners have built.

The church function will be a nonalcoholic affair, and though it falls one day before the Mexican day of independence, the church wants the emphasis to be on its outreach to the community, Bauman said.



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