Today was our first of four pork pulling sessions in preparation for the upcoming KIUMC Family Carnival! A huge thanks goes out to John Beever, the mastermind behind this whole operation. John started cooking the 150 lb pig Friday afternoon! That's a slow cook time of about 22 hours!
All hands on deck Saturday afternoon! We had about a dozen people pulling the pork apart and mixing it with John's secret-recipe barbecue sauce. From there, we put the pork in hibernation in the freezer until its shining moment in June. We may or may not have eaten our fair share of the pork after we had finished prepping the meat. (Spoiler alert: it's delicious!)
At the KIUMC Family Carnival (June 5-8), we will sell pulled pork sandwiches as one of our primary fundraisers for our summer mission trips. The other big fundraiser we do is Dinner and a Show - details to come! Mark your calendars for May 22 if you want to be served a delicious meal while our students providing hilarious entertainment.
Also, please be in prayer for our missions trip students. We are already preparing our hearts for what God is going to do on our trips! Our high schoolers are going to Boston, MA from June 15-21, and our middle schoolers are going to Harrisburg, PA from June 29 - July 3. It is going to be an amazing week to disconnect from our routine and reconnect to Christ.
Danae is the Director of Youth Ministries at KIUMC. She has a B.A. in Culinary Arts and Service Management from Paul Smiths College in Paul Smiths, NY. She has attended KIUMC for the past 8 years. Danae enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, and is a complete Disney Fanatic.