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50 th Celebration Anniversary ) ctive (My Perspe by John Ramsey Nearly a year ago we at BIMI started talking about what we would do to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Dr. James Ray asked David Snyder to head up a committee that included Ray Thompson, Alan Robinson, Jim Butler and me. At first we met occasionally, then monthly, praying and discussing options, logistics, etc. It was quickly decided to have an open house from 2-4 p.m., a service at 6:30 and a reception afterwards. Then discussions about dates, locations and logistics followed. The final decision was to have it on June 8, 2010, during the Board Meeting and Candidate School on our property with an old fashion tent meeting theme. Dr. James Ray, President of BIMI, and Dr. Michael Edwards, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, were to be the speakers. Don Arnold was commissioned to pro- duce a 50-year DVD, embracing as much of the BIMI world as possible. As the year passed, minor glitches were resolved, the final logistics were determined and the real work began. Remodeling, paint- ing, grooming, organizing and assigning various people to the tasks were done. The last minute panics over, the celebration was finally a go. Now it is June 8. The cake has been baked, the punch made, the tent is up, the chairs put in place, the gifts on the tables, the literature printed, the fans and what air we could come up with in place. The yard was well-groomed by Dan, Sharon, Missy and their crew. The sound and lights are up and the DVD finished. The culmination of a year's work is now done. It is all over but the shoutin'! 8