About 4 years ago the good folks who work with Maywood Christian Camp began a benefit dinner. Maywood is nearly 50 years old and is in every way at it's best! The last 5 years have seen the facilities totally transformed. The buildings are more comfortable and MUCH more attractive. It has become one of the nicest camping facilities in the southeast. If you haven't been there you ought to go visit. If you have but haven't been there in 5-10 years you wouldn't recognize the camp.
Camp manager Jeff Goff has done an amazing job, he along with a good board, an excellent builder (Mike Beasley), and tremendous support have done well. The camp is used year round. It is clean, safe and most of all, as spiritually an uplifting place as you will find. Thousands use the camp every year. All of this has been done virtually debt free. We do have a line of credit that has helped us with a couple of projects. It could be wiped out easily.
The benefit dinner holds great promise to be the future as far as major funding goes for the camp. For years it was just donations and the camp ran in the red most of the time - the faith of those early guys was amazing. Then Mayday came alone and led by W.T. Allison, Ron Davis and more godly ladies than we could name (God knows) it would raise with Walk-A-Thon, Bake Sales and donated items between 15-45,000 a year.
The benefit dinner this year will be on Saturday, March 26 in Hamilton at the Bevel Center. The cost if $40 for a ticket. It will be a neat evening could this be the biggest Maywood reunion/event ever? Will you help us spread the word? IF you want tickets email: firstname.lastname@example.org
They are going to be honoring my dad who started Maywood Christian Camp and served on it's board from the beginning until his death late last year.
If you can't come to the dinner but want to help make it a big event by making a donation in dad's memory contact Allison at email@example.com and she will help you do that too.
Maywood is probably more dear to my heart than anything I get to be a part of outside of the church itself.
The oldest building on the grounds is our dining hall. It was built our first year and has been upgraded through the years but we hope to build something that will serve as a major retreat setting as well as a larger dining hall.
The future is bright. Please feel free to contact me with questions - and please forward this on to others.