ESCANABA - Local churches in Bark River, Escanaba, and Gladstone, will host ventriloquist/chalk artist, Rod Snow and his entourage of puppets at a free community spaghetti dinner and program on Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Escanaba. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by Rod and his puppets at 6:45.
Rod Snow began his career in Chalk-Art in 1978 in the Grand Rapids/Holland area, where Pastor Marg first saw him. He is a graduate of the Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids with bachelor's degree in fine arts. "Chalk for Christ," is a tool for local church evangelism.
The chalk-talk is a spiritual package of Christian music, ventriloquism, and a gospel message illustrated by a powerful chalk drawing. A glowing, invisible drawing appears at the climax of this very special program. Visit his website at www.chalkforchrist.com.
Rod Snow and Friend
A free-will offering will be received at the program, which will go to support hunger in the local community and around the world through Church World Service "Crop Walk." Last year the event raised over $650 for world hunger and the hosts are looking forward to exceeding that amount this year. Twenty-five percent of funds raised stay in the community, while the rest goes to help those who are hungry and thirsty throughout the world.
The menu includes spaghetti and meat sauce, salad with dressing, garlic bread, beverages, and dessert.
Those churches providing the meal are Bethany Lutheran, Bark River United Methodist, Christ the King Lutheran, First United Methodist, Gladstone Memorial United Methodist, Hermansville United Methodist, and Immanuel Lutheran.