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Brethren Open Golf Tournament - Aug. 13

Despite heavy rains at the beginning of the event, Camp Blue Diamond and the Middle PA District Center had a fantastic 25th Brethren Open Golf Tournament. Thanks to the 32 sponsors and 114 golfers that made the day a success raising over $11,000 for the camp and district. Afterwards a banquet was provided by Frederick’s Meat Market at the Albright CoB! Thanks to the sponsors, golfers, volunteers, the Albright church and especially the $1000 sponsors! 


Tournament Sponsor ($1000): 

The Huntsman Family Foundation 

Dr. Ramon Burket 


Course Sponsors ($500-$600): 

Ameriprise - Hinish & Associates 

Banazaks/Berts/Flumerfelts/Keiths/Shunks/Wengers 

Bolger Brothers 

C.G. Angle Inc. Contractor 

Cordell Construction 

Cove Lumber 

Gatter & Diehl Inc. 

Juniata College 

Spring Cove Container


$20,000 Hole-In-One Sponsor: 

JHM Associates – Fundraising 


Hole Sponsors ($250): 

Blair Mill Carpet Outlet 

Bolger Funeral Home 

Brumbaugh Transmission 

Brethren Mutual Aid 

Charlie Paterson Insurance 

DBB – Technology Solutions 

Everett Marble & Granite Works 

Fox’s Pizza Den - Martinsburg

Overhead Door of Blair Co

Janet Sell 

Smith Transport


Prize ($100) & Food Sponsors: 

Ken Ake Landscaping 

Frederick’s Meat Market 

Heller’s Gas 

Lock Mountain Strawberries

Long Dentistry

Merrill Lynch – Cynthia Karcher 

Roaring Spring Water 

Greg & Kim Stoudnour 

Teeter Insurance Group 

Summer Cabin Facelift

Fall Maintenance Projects

Andrew Wenger and camp staffers Brian, Amanda and Dean just completed a two month building project at CBD. The ten summer camp cabins which were constructed between 1999 and 2005 all got a facelift. About 120 hours was spent power washing the cabins and then staining them. 

It took over 40 gallons of stain. They look great! Check them out when you drop off campers next summer! We noticed that the oldest six cabins need new roofs, but that will be a job for next year.


Andrew also spent time improving the cabins' fire circles, clearing trails, trimming along the main road, and other camp maintenance needs. Andrew was on temporary loan to CBD after graduating from Lancaster Theological Seminary. He has accepted a call to the Springfield Church of the Brethren in Akron, OH, and will be starting after Thanksgiving. We wish him, wife Lauren and daughter Grace blessings as they begin the next chapter in their lives. 

Capital Campaign

CBD's capital campaign is progressing nicely, with  fundraising done, pledges coming in, and building projects underway. The $650,000 goal of the campaign was smashed with $677,000 pledged for building projects, and  an additional $52,500 pledged to the Reserve for Replacement Fund. 40 churches, 160 families, and 2 organizations made pledges. 


The 2nd project - Renovating the camp office began this spring. The furniture arrived and the staff is now moved into the remodeled building. A few finishing touches need to be done, like installing the ceiling lights and putting a stone facade on the front. Thanks to the volunteers and staff who helped! 

Heritage Fair Raises nearly $30,000

Thanks to all the churches and volunteers that made Middle PA District's 39th annual Heritage Fair a great success. After expenses about $26,000 was made for District and Camp ministries. Heritage Fair is the place to see friends old and new, eat great food, have fun, fill your pantry & enjoy CBD! 


For children there was a special area with scarecrow making, face painting, a bounce house, the sawdust pile, and lots of games and activities. Adults and youth enjoyed musicians, food and craft booths, displays, the Diamond Dash 5K run/walk and the Dunk Tank. The newly finished Heritage Fair District Quilt was displayed for all to see. It will be sold at the 40th annual Heritage Fair, September 19, 2020. See you there. 


Check out the all the photos above (there's about 30) to see what's happening at Heritage Fair. A special thanks to Della Watters who took many of the Heritage Fair photos. 

Heritage Fair 2020

Heritage Fair is Camp Blue Diamond's and the 55 Churches of Middle PA District's celebration of family, friends, faith, food and fun! Everyone is welcome! It's the best, little festival! Extremely kid friendly. Make plans to be at next year's fair on Sept. 19.