Let the feuding, fundraising begin

Published 9:24 pm Thursday, November 8, 2012

Unity Christian Academy plans to raise money with a bit of feuding tonight.
The school will have a Family Fun Night with dinner, desserts, handmade crafts and, of course, its version of “Family Feud.”
In the tradition of the popular television game show, groups of four to five people will compete by providing the most popular responses to survey questions.
“We already have eight teams in place,” said UCA administrator Kristie Warren. “Two more teams will be put together by drawing names of anyone who wants to participate.”
Tonight is the first time UCA has held a Family Fun Night fundraiser. Warren said she doubted it would be the last.
“It just goes in with the model that we have set: love God, love others, serve both,” she said.
Warren said organizers always ask themselves if events will fit into their principles of love and service.
“Everything we do, we ask these questions. We’re trying to develop here authentic Christian leaders,” she said. “We just try to do things that are family-oriented.”
Warren said Family Fun Night would provide wholesome entertainment that families could enjoy together while raising money for the school’s general fund.
Because UCA is in its third year, general funds are needed for everything from desks to teachers’ supplies.
The night will start with food from Frank’s Pizza, homemade desserts and handmade crafts for sale from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
Some tickets were presold, but supper may be bought tonight.
Warren recommends calling ahead to place pizza orders, as there will be a limited supply for those who have not placed orders.
The school offered a family package of four tickets to the Family Feud, four beverages and one extra-large pizza for $30. A single slice with a beverage is $3.
The game show takes place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the school’s main auditorium. Admission is $5 a person.
UCA is located at 1501 Haw Branch Road, Chocowinity. For more information, call UCA at 946-5083.