Christian event focuses on God and country |

Christian event focuses on God and country

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

The Carson City Capital Christian Center will host its ninth annual Celebration of God and Country on Sunday.

Activities begin at 4 p.m. and include a barbecue and bounce house. The evening culminates with a concert at 7 p.m. by Season Six American Idol contestant Chris Sligh.

There will be two youth competitions, a three-on-three basketball tournament and skateboarding competition.

The basketball tournament will be from 4-7 p.m. Entry fees are $20 per team.

The first-place team will win $110. Second place will be awarded $80, and the third-place team will receive $50.

The skate competition will be at the same time, and it costs $10 to enter. The winner of this competition will take home $100. Second place will win $75 and $50 will go to the third-place contestant.

For those looking for a spicier time, there also will be a chili cookoff, with competitions in the categories of red chili, chili verde and salsa.

The entry fee for the chili cookoff is $25 and $15 for salsa. Prizes range from $15 to $100.

For information on the cookoff or to register, go to or call Connie Friend at 883-3355.

For information about the celebration or to sign up for the basketball tournament or skateboarding competition, go to the Capital Christian Center Web site at