Youth Group: Presents and Pleasantries

By Cameron Gray-Lee

alice hatDuring the holidays, the youths had a very fun time talking and exchanging secret snowflake gifts. The gifts varied tremendously, some of which were: baked goods, bead art, baked goods, drawings, paper airplanes, baked goods, and a hand-made Transylvanian hat as tall as some typical Romanian chapeaus. Edric even did the classic “present inside a present inside a present etc.” to reveal an adorable, little, wooden withe*. However, the star of the show was still Madeleine’s hat, which was given to Alice.

The past two meetings consisted of YAC, and touch groups. Both meetings had limited people, but it was still pleasant to see everyone. Cameron’s iPad died 4 minutes before touch groups ended, so he unfortunately missed one of the adults reciting the entirety of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to the tune of “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov*! In 3 minutes! Total bummer!

In a couple weeks the Youth Group will have its second ever virtual lock in! Woo-hoo! The first one was an amazing success; every one ate, and baked, and bridged in Maura Shackelford, Eleanor Herbert, Cameron Gray-Lee, and Edric Suttone. Important Note: Although Maura, Cameron, Edric, and Eleanor were bridged in, they were not eaten or baked. In hindsight, that sentence likely could have been worded a bit better. Cameron probably shouldn’t have written this at 11:30 pm on a Monday. C’est la vie!

*Fine Print: A severely sleep deprived Cameron was out of ideas for humor in this entry, therefore he started improvising; aka recommending that the reader take the statements marked by an asterisk with a grain of salt; aka shamelessly downright lying. To put it nicely, he delighted in utilizing a wee bit of sarcasm. Sorry to all sarcasm-destesting readers out there. Sarcasm will not be used again in future entries.