Cedars of Lebanon

Central Baptist Brings The Heat


On April 18, 2015 Central Baptist Church of Riverton-Palmyra joined the Cedars of Lebanon movement with an all you can eat Chili cook-off. Nine chilies were donated for the event, from both local businesses and Central Baptist Community Members, all were excellent and no two were alike. Entertainment was provided by Stillwaters Gospel Band, adding additional charm to the evening. chili was enjoyed by all agesAmanda Boulton, coordinator of the fundraiser, was over-joyed by the community response. “Everyone contributed, and was excited to see what we could do.” The weeks leading up to the event brought some anxiety, as ticket sales were slow. The Wednesday prior Amanda hoped fifty people would attend. By Friday, that number had risen to eighty. The final estimated number of attendees ended up exceeding expectations, with over ninety-six people in attendance! The number in attendance was not the only surprise of the night. “We had both large bowls and small sample cups to serve people, almost everyone went for the sample cups,” Amanda explained. Throughout the evening, people carried plates to their tables which held a wide sampling of offerings, many returned to fill their plates a second or third time.

When everything was tallied at the end of the night, a total of $1803 was collected, a number which brought loud applause when announced in worship the following day. “It feels like we have a church which does stuff,” said one grateful member.

Eat Chili, Support Cedars of Lebanon


[lead]Central Baptist Church of Riverton-Palmyra is proud to take part in the Cedars of Lebanon Campaign.[/lead] This ambitious endeavor is dedicated to supporting the on-going work of Baptist Camp Lebanon, and is striving to raise two-million, twenty-thousand dollars by the year 2020. This money will be used to create an endowment for the camp, allowing it to keep costs down for campers while simultaneously providing an excellent camping experience.

Camp Lebanon has been in existence since 1949, and over the years has introduced people of all ages to life-long friends, a love of the outdoors, and (most importantly) our Savior Jesus Christ. Help Camp Lebanon strive forward into the future!

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Crown a winner!

The event is billed a “chili cook off,” and we will crown a winner! Each ticket gets one vote with purchase, but everyone is encouraged to buy as many votes as you want for your favorite chili. If you want to see your favorite crowned, it’s within your power to help see it happen!

Central Baptist Church

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Special Donors

Riverview Estates

Smokin' J's BBQ

Great Entertainment

Stillwaters Gospel Band

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