Construction Starts on Spokane's Biggest Tent

by Jay Wintermeyer

Watch a time lapse of the tent going up.

The tent crew unloads the giant canvas pieces for the tent roof.

Elder Ted Lutts braves the cool temperatures and rain to mark the RV and tent sites on the ball field.

SPANGLE, Wash., June 5, 2012 - Construction began today on the big meeting tent for next week's Upper Columbia Conference annual Camp Meeting June 13-16.

According to county officials, this is the biggest tent ever erected in recent memory. Today, workers began unpacking the 190 by 100 foot tent on the Upper Columbia Academy ball field. The tent will be used to hold the main adult meetings.

"We're moving to a tent this year," says UCC President, Bob Folkenberg, "because we outgrew the gymnasium last year. We needed a larger venue that would hold everyone for the main meetings." 

In addition to the main meeting tent, work is also under way preparing the campus for all the visitors next week. This includes marking all the RV and tent sites. 

The Camp Meeting theme this year is "Consumed With His Cause." It's an event for the entire family, focusing on living for Jesus and sharing with others that He's coming soon.