The men at All Saints Church, Mills River, North Carolina, and their rector Archdeacon Erich Zwingert, have developed a tradition over the years that the men of the parish, young and old, big and small, spend an evening together at a baseball game. Once a year they head off to watch the local Major League Baseball farm team, the Asheville Tourists, play at McCormick Field in downtown Asheville. This year they decided to ask their brothers from other area churches to join them for the night on Monday, August 5, 2019. The Ingles Pavilion at McCormick Field was reserved for the evening, which provided an all-you-can-eat meal of hamburgers, hots dogs, barbecue chicken, sides, desserts, and soft drinks. After dinner, everyone was seated in box seats along the first base line of the ball field. Their brothers from St. George Church, Simpsonville, SC, where Fr. Paul Rivard is the rector, and St. Matthew’s Church, Weaverville, NC, where Fr. Greg Miller is the rector, made the trip into Asheville for the evening. One brother came all the way down from St. Peter’s Church, Kingsport, TN to join in the “male-bonding” of the event. The men were blessed to have a total of 45 brothers join in on the fun and fellowship of the evening. It was agreed by all attending that this event would be an annual gathering of brothers and the men of St. George also invited everyone down for the first hockey game of the upcoming season to watch the Greenville Swamp Rabbits play.
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