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POSTED: February 25, 2009 9:36 a.m.
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The Wild Game Dinner featured a display of animal pelts, skulls, bones and antlers.

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LUDOWIC — The third annual Wild Game Dinner last Saturday brought in about 400 people.
“This is the first time I’ve been here,” Betty Deason said. “I won’t eat alligator. I won’t eat possum. And I won’t eat any snake. But I did eat a lot of the other stuff and it all was good, and the dinner has been wonderful.”
The dinner was at the First Baptist Church of Ludowici and organized by the church’s Watchmen Ministry Program.
Some of the game served included elk, raccoon,
rattlesnake, rabbit, goat
and duck. For those who were a little less inclined
to try these dishes, there also were hamburgers, smoked pork and fried chicken.
Sarah Bradley has attended all of the dinners over the years and said, “I’m sure this is the most that has come out for the dinner. This year they (the ministry) promoted it a lot better. It is a great outreach to the community.”
FBCL pastor the Rev. Eric Rentz was the emcee and gave away door
prizes. The two grand prizes were a gas grill that Ed Held won and a wild hog hunt that Lance Loefler won.
There also was a contest for who had killed the
largest deer this year. Fourth place went to Martin Holeas (93.58), third to Julie Skipper (109.68), second to Zachary Thorne (110.48) and the winner was David Garrason whose deer won with a score of 116.
The keynote speaker was the Rev. Andy Hamon, pastor of New Life Baptist Church in Metter.
He said, “I urge people to become Acts 1:8 Christians, where they receive Jesus Christ as their Savior; have the Holy Spirit dwell in them, let the power of God control their life, and then they become witnesses for God.”
Hamon also stressed that everyone would be accountable to God for both their actions and their non-actions, so everyone needed to do things that please God.
After the dinner, Rentz said the church had sold 458 tickets and 400 people attended. The money raised is to support the Watchmen Ministry Program at the local, state and national level. The pastor also said it is the goal of the program to grow to the international level in the future.
 

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