Category Archives: Event

First You “Meat” and then You Greet

Thanks to everybody that braved the cold temperatures on Sunday to attend Scott Degeneffe’s “Meat” and Greet and he continues to pursue election to the office of City Councilman for Boone Ward 5.

Here are a few photos from the event:
















































The event was a huge success! Attracting people as diverse as people that work on Republican campaigns to the most ardent backyard chicken activists.

Remember that you (if you live in Ward 5) can, should, and must vote for Scott Degeneffe on November 7th!


PAID FOR BY NOBODY – CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT IS NOT FOR SALE

Ain’t No Party Like a Methodist Party!

A month or so back, my church (Boone First United Methodist Church, represent!) had their annual-ish summer is over kickoff party. So it doesn’t really have a name. But a bunch of Methodists get together at Herman Park and throw down some food and have a good time.

Here are some pictures from the event:


Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party
No poop emoji this year!

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party
How do you know it is a Methodist Party. 4 PM. 80 degrees. Still serving coffee!

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

Boone FUMC Kickoff Party

If you’re interested, there are many more photos that look like these to peruse by clicking the link below:

METHODIST PARTY


I would be counting down the days to the next Methodist Party, but that would falsely imply that a Methodist Party has stopped. “Which we all know that they don’t.

Time Doesn’t Heal Anything, It Just Teaches Us How to Live with the Pain

I might have posted these pictures earlier, but up until Saturday it still made me sick to think about how Iowa State blew a double digit to an inferior team from the other side of the state.

Then Saturday happened. After Iowa State’s historic road victory over the #3 team in the country with the #1 offense in the country, lead by the Heisman frontrunner, the loss to those other Iowans doesn’t sting at all.

Quite frankly, I’ll take a win over Oklahoma over Iowa every year. Before Saturday, Iowa State hadn’t beat Oklahoma since 1990. Before that, you have to go back to 1961 to find a Cyclone victory over the Sooners. I’m still both shocked and happy.

It is time to publish the photos from when RVTV came to Boone.


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KXNO Fanatics-My Favorite Radio Show

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Cyclone Fanatic-My 2nd Favorite Website

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The only Cy-Hawk Trophy I will ever recognize.

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This dude is 106 years old. He won a NCAA Wrestling Title for Iowa State in the 1930s!

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Kenzie!

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Scott is partially responsible for this thing existing. Vote for him anyway.

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Anna!

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Saydie!

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This was the most one-sided dance contest ever. Sorry Victor, you got served!*

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Megan!

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Autumn!

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Katelyn!

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Ally!

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Sarah and Akelah!

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Of course a dog with a fierce beard would be a Cyclone fan!

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White people love them some line dancing!

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Obviously, there are a ton more pictures. You can check them out by clicking on the link below:

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Obviously, the pictures are kids from the Youth Group heavy!

*50% chance I used that term correctly.

Move ‘Em On, Head ‘Em Up, Head ‘Em Up, Move ‘Em On, Rawhide!

A big thanks to everybody that came out and made my church’s Youth Group Fundraiser such a big hit. Our goal was to be #1 on the Pizza Ranch board and we nearly doubled the take of the previous #1!

Here are a few cruddy cell phone pictures from last night!


Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

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Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

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Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

We had 144 of the pamphlets turned in. We collected over $750 in tips.

It was amazing to see so many church members in attendance. As Pastor Doug says, “It is a big reminder to the kids in the youth group that this church has their back.”

A big thanks to Photography 139 Email Subscribers Michelle Haupt for her generous donation and to Jesse Howard, Kio Dettman, Charlotte Bennett, and Teresa Kahler for their attendance.

The event was a great success, but there is much more money to raise for the Mission Trip, so stay tuned to this bat channel for more fundraising opportunities coming up in the coming months!

National Pet Memorial Day

Kio recently invited me to take some photos in the National Pet Memorial Day ceremony put on by the Boone Area Humane Society.

I actually found the ceremony way more powerful than I expected it to be. I think anybody that has an animal immensely improve the quality of their life (like I have) would find the ceremony emotional.

I thought I would share a few of the words that Kio shared during the ceremony:

National Pet Memorial Day is the day we honor and remember beloved pets that are no long with us. But actually that’s not quite true, because those pets are still with us in our heart and our mind.

Whatever the animal may be, they all have the ability to grab on to our heart and never leg go. An in our mind we all the great experiences we had with out pet.

Animals bring so much to a person’s life yet ask so little in return. They love us no matter what. They love unconditionally. All they ask and need is we love them back, play with them, make sure they have food, water, veterinary care and are generally cared for. And those who love animals can attest, all that is easy to do.

What is not easy to do is to say goodbye to our pet. That is why it is so important to love them while they are here.

That is why National Pet Memorial Day is not only about the pets we’ve loat but about those still with us. Never take our pet for granted. Today remember those pets we’ve loved and lost but also today when you go home give your pet an extra bit of loving or when get that new pet, and you will, love them too. You could not find a better way to honor the memory of the pet that you have lost…

Here are a few pictures from the ceremony:


National Pet Remembrance Day

National Pet Remembrance Day

National Pet Remembrance Day

National Pet Remembrance Day

National Pet Remembrance Day

National Pet Remembrance Day

National Pet Remembrance Day

National Pet Remembrance Day

National Pet Remembrance Day

National Pet Remembrance Day

National Pet Remembrance Day

After Kio’s words, Pastor Doug gave a blessing. Then a couple of people read poems. Then refreshments were dispensed. It was a truly memorable experience.

Early Morning, April Four

Today is kind of a weird day. It is both the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. It is also Equal Pay Day.

I don’t have a recent picture that really encompasses the importance of MLK. However, I do have a picture that can “celebrate” Equal Pay Day.


Women Matter

For those that don’t know, Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 500
FOCAL LENGTH: 300mm
APERTURE: f/5.6
EXPOSURE: 1/500
DATE: 01-21-2017 – 12:07
LATITUDE: 41.59081°
LONGITUDE: -93.60524°
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Gretchen, Layla, Evie, Shawn, Sara, and Jen
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Money” by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings from I LEARNED THE HARD WAY

Happy International Women’s Day!

I figure that there is no better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than with another photo from the Women’s March in Des Moines back in January.


Rebel Women Unite

I love this picture even though the STAR WARS franchise is just one below average to middling movie after another.

If you don’t know what International Women’s Day is, it can be best described thusly:

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

This year the organizers are calling on people to “#BeBoldForChange… to help for a better working world – a more inclusive, gender equal world.”

Sounds good to me.

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CAMERA: Sony SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 24mm
APERTURE: f/5.6
EXPOSURE: 1/100
DATE: 01-21-2017 – 12:11
LATITUDE: 41.59140°
LONGITUDE: -93.60542°
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Gretchen, Evie, Layla, Jen, Sara, and Shawn
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “This Land is Your Land” by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings from NATURALLY

Both

Here is another one of my favorite images from the Women’s March back in January.


I Support Both Moms

I’ll probably bust through all those images in a couple weeks when I have some time taken off from work.

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CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 20mm
APERTURE: f/7.1
EXPOSURE: 1/200
DATE: 01-21-2017 – 12:48
LATITUDE: 41.59009°
LONGITUDE: -93.60512°
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Sara, Shawn, Gretchen, Jen, Evie, and Layla.
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “ALL I HAVE” BY NF from MANSION