The Mad Hatter's Luncheon Saturday, at the combined UMC churches in Apalachicola, drew fun-loving array of participants to put on their best hats and support the youth of the community. Monies raised will go to send two dozen youth, accompanied by six adult volunteers, to the youth conference “The Gate 2013” in Lexington Kentucky, where UMC youth pastor Adam Cannon will be among keynote speakers.

The church’s youth group, Re:Action Youth, is overseen by Cannon and his wife Samantha, and attracts middle and high schoolers from around the community. The youth conduct Wednesday night service and Bible Study at 7 p.m.