The Best of the Booths
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ne of the biggest draws of a General Conference session is the large exhibit hall filled with booths from all kinds of organizations representing our church, from literally every corner of the world. Kids and adults alike have a lot of fun walking up and down the aisles visiting the different exhibits, and getting free stuff! At the KidsView
booth, we hand out beach balls from 3-4:30 p.m. and sample copies of KidsView
and magnets all day long. We also have a few special guests at the booth now. I'll have to show you a picture of that tomorrow, though. :)
Want to see some of our favorite things at the booth? Scroll on down!
We think this lady was trying to signal her family members in the big hall that was just bustling with people. Waving a colorful flag was a great way to attract attention for sure!
At the General Conference Youth department booth, there was a traveling exhibit from the Pathfinder museum. These Pathfinder patches and pins were collected from many parts of the world over many years.
The Southern Asia-Pacific Division had a great booth with lots of color and traditional Asian flair. These ladies got to pose with beautiful silk umbrellas for their picture.
This was the display at the E.G. White estate booth for their kids' magazine, Visionary
. Our friend, Cindy Tutsch is the editor. You will likely know her from the page she does for KidsView
The cool things weren't limited to just the booths. I looked up as I walked around and look at what I saw!
The ADRA booth was designed with kids in mind. It was huge too! You entered from one side, and walked through the other side going through different areas that were designed to teach people about what an area is like after a natural disaster like a hurricane, typhoon, tsunami, or earthquake.
Union College's rock climbing wall was a huge hit. Every now and then, if you were in the hall, you'd hear a bell ringing. If a climber made it to the top, they got the ring the bell. It wasn't an easy thing to do, because I didn't hear the bell rung too often!
The folks from Sanitarium Health in Australia (the cool folks behind Weetabix), had yummy samples of some of their products. Everyone loves the tasty exhibits and this one didn't disappoint. I had a little bowl of strawberry soy yogurt and you know what? I really liked it!
The folks from Holbrook Seventh-day Adventist Mission School shared beautiful samples of Native American ceramic crafts. The colors here were just so pretty.
At the Adventist World Radio booth, people could stop by and learn about podcasting and the work of this great organization that takes Jesus' message through airwaves in a way other organizations can't.
Southern Adventist University had a very big booth too. They had a really neat shadow wall that kids (big and small) could play with.