It is almost time for our 2014 Senior High Mission Trip to depart for Bristol, Tennessee, or if you prefer, Bristol, Virginia, since the two are one, with only a center line down State Street to separate the parts of Bristol that are in VA or TN.
The group will leave the church tonight...well, in the wee hours of tomorrow morning. You are all invited to wave them on as the bus heads out around 1 a.m.
Photos of the group's work and activities during the week will be posted directly on the Wekiva Presbyterian Church Facebook page; so if you go there, you can have a look at the work they are doing. It will be a bit of a sneak preview of the show they do at the August Fellowship Dinner.
Some fun facts:
- Bristol was named the "Birthplace of Country Music" in 1988 and the National Country Music Museum will open there this fall. One of our members is related to their PR person, so plan to hear more about that in future!
- Bristol is part of the Tri-Cities Region. Well as the saying goes... If at first you don't succeed, Tri, Tri again!
- Bristol Motor Speedway is in... Bristol. Naturally.
- Tennessee Ernie Ford was born in Bristol. I leave it to you to guess whether on the TN or VA side of town.
Keep on visiting the church's Facebook page throughout the week, for more on Bristol and the 2014 mission trip!