By Sharon Mager
BEL AIR, Md—Oak Grove Baptist Church held their annual “Turkey Bowl” on Nov 22. Members met in the morning to pack food for more than 100 Harford County families to celebrate Thanksgiving. They delivered the food to the families the following Sunday morning.
Saturday afternoon, the church served hot dogs, snacks and soft drinks then relaxed while the youth and some adults played a game of flag football.
Ralph Batykefer, Minister to Students, said the “Turkey Bowl” has been an annual event for about 20 years.
The annual ministry involves the whole church, and the youth enjoy lending a hand.
“We have neighborhood kids who come and join in and the youth invite their friends. It’s a fun time of fellowship and outreach along with a friendly football game,” he said.