Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Reformation Faire

Last weekend we went to a "Reformation Day Faire" at Providence Church in Peoria, IL. Me and my family dressed up as reformers. I was dressed up to be Queen Anne Boleyn, who was another great reformer! She encouraged and stood for the Protestants such as John Calvin and John Knox.


One of the speakers, Pastor James McDonald teaching on John Calvin.


The crowd listening


These three sang beautifully!


My Dad


The boffer wars that the boys were able to be a part of, which they absolutely loved!


Stephen making a boffer sword

Here's a video of the Boffer Wars!

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Young men waiting in line to fight!





Sara, Me, and Jessie


Sara Devine, Jessica Devine, Naomi, and Joy


Rope making for the younger children.




Pastor James McDonald with his wife, Stacy.






The boys in the boffer wars. . .


. . . And MORE boys!

Three little girls



And one really small reformer!



Ravi ready to fight


Me (what else is there to say?).


One of the crafts


Two sisters playing checkers


A photographer


Josiah

One of the very nice costumes that was worn.


A game of Noughts and Crosses (Tic-Tac-Toe).



Watching the rock throwing


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Here is a video of my dad throwing the rock!


The Bagpipe man!




Pastor Dennis, his wife, and daughter.


In the evening, there was different types of line dancing that I and some of my friends got to be a part of.




Swing your partner!


More dancing. . .




video

"The Virginia Reel"

Next years date- October 22-23, 2010



2 comments:

Miss Jen said...

Awww.... how lovely!
:) It looks like you had a marvelous time!! The McDonalds are so sweet...
I have been been enjoying their ponderings and rich wisdom (via. their blogs) for some time now. ;)
You looked so beautiful in your outfit!!

We are going to be having a Reformation day event at our Church
this Saturday... my father will be dressed as John Huss. I am looking forward to it greatly!

Happy Reformation Day~ dear
friend! :)

Love~ Miss Jen

Sarah said...

oh wow you guys look like you had so much fun! I love going to stuff like that and dressing up! You look so beautiful, did you make that dress? I didn't know Anne Boleyn was considered as a Reformer. I only knew her as King Henry VIII's second wife and mother of Queen Elizabeth I. I always thought she was bad for romancing Henry and getting him to divorce his first wife so she could be queen. But I could be wrong.