Not many towns and communities will have an entire afternoon set aside to celebrate the Bible, but a small town in Kansas does. Humboldt Kansas has been hosting Biblesta for over 50 years and this was our first opportunity to visit it. It was a lovely afternoon filled with Chrsitian music, good food, activities for the kids and a parade centered around themes from the Bible. Each church, civic group and/or business places a float in the parade that depicts a scene from the Bible and the floats are then placed in chronological order from Genesis to Revelation. My favorite float was the 10 Commandments.
The Jonah float is another favorite and is one that is entered every year. It is mechanical and you can see the legs of Jonah as he is being swallowed and water even exits from the blow hole of the whale. Here is Gess with the "big fish" behind her.
When we arrived on the scene there was a really good Southern gospel band performing called The Missourians. Gess was taken with the music so we sat and listened for quite some time. I say, sat, Gess sat some and danced some too. Music just makes her move. Here she is in front of the stage before we moved on to other things.
One of the activities they had for the kids was a petting zoo. Here is Gess feeding a few of the animals. She could have stayed in here all day I think, she loves animals.
It was a blessing to see the Bible celebrated in the center of town and Gess really enjoyed seeing God's Word come to life before her eyes. It was our first time visiting but we will certainly visit Biblesta again.