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RECORD CROWD ATTENDS BCF HERITAGE FESTIVAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 23, 2011


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Record numbers attend BCF Heritage Festival in Graceville.

There were over 1000 people that attended The Baptist College of Florida's (BCF) annual Holiday Heritage Festival on Friday, November 18, as hearts were warmed ushering in the Christmas season. Guests were bundled together as they strolled through Heritage Village admiring the decorations and the old-fashioned surroundings. The historic buildings were filled with treasures as artisans came to display their handiwork and creative skills. From intricately designed toy trains, beautifully crafted paintings, detailed stone carvings, flawlessly sown quilts, expertise of a blacksmith to the sweet smell of cane syrup brewing there was truly something for everyone.

Faculty and students from the BCF Music and Worship Division provided Christmas carolers and instrumental groups throughout the afternoon that delighted guests. Adding to the warmth and ambiance of the traditional holiday gathering, small contained fires were lit throughout the village keeping guests warm and smiling. The event was complete with several old-fashioned cars, handmade craft items, and delicious goodies baked by the faculty wives to raise money for the scholarship fund.

New to this year's festival was a life size replica of the Tabernacle constructed by Patterns of Approach Ministries. There were guided tours of the Temple of Moses, filled with amazing historical facts bringing the true meaning of Christmas to the forefront as Jesus was born in a manger to be the ultimate sacrifice for the world.

According to BCF graduate Lauren Wegmann Crews, it was a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season, "It was a marvelous sight, open to the entire city with hopes of being a shining witness to everyone who stopped in or drove by."

For more information about the upcoming Christmas events at BCF, please call at 800-328-2660 ext. 460 or visit www.baptistcollege.edu.


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Faculty wives baked goodies and sold craft items to raise money for the scholarship fund.

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