St. Luke to serve wild boar, alligator at today's Ironmen event

lgierer@ledger-enquirer.comFebruary 21, 2014 

Wild boar and alligator will be on the menu Saturday at the free Ironmen event for men hosted by St. Luke United Methodist Church.

There will also be catfish from Ezell's.

But the program, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the St. Luke Ministry Center on 11th Street in Columbus, is about a lot more than eating.

Local law enforcement will let participants examine displays such as a bomb robot and command trailer until around 6 p.m. and members of a SWAT team will be present.

Men will also have an opportunity to join small discussion groups.

"You don't have to be a member of St. Luke to participate," Watts said.

Entertainment will be provided by popular local singers Jonathan and Lisa Moore, with Christian comedian Lee McBride headlining.

"Lee is very funny and will bring a strong message with him," said Mitch Watts, St. Luke's director of family and leisure ministry.

McBride is an exclusive speaker for Souled Out youth conferences and serves as chaplain for Outdoor Without Limits. He is the founder of Hidden Hook Ministries.

Watts said he is expecting to see a number of men at the event.

"Some will bring their sons, some will bring their fathers," he said.

Watts said the event lets men get away from some of their daily struggles and have fun.

He also said St. Luke is planning an event for women to be held later this year.

"It's like a cookout being indoors," he said.

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