December 1, 2008 Vol. 22, No. 4 [p. 2]

Fall Festival a Success

St. Francis smiled down on our Fall Festival on his feast day this year. The day was most gorgeous; the food was great, and it was all topped off by the wonderful, cheerful spirit among the volunteers and those in charge of the booths.

Flea market browsers

Everything went off without a hitch. Mary had worked so hard getting bingo prizes from restaurants and businesses in the area, and it really paid off. John did his usual capable job calling the numbers! Tom Hannigan brought the sound system, and we enjoyed the various groups' musical offerings.

The food was great and the books and 'treasures' were many. The only thing lacking was a big crowd! We are just sorry that so many missed the party! We had a rather slim crowd, but the finances came out the same! We had more donations and fewer expenses! Praise God.

Cindy Huerkamp (left) and Cyndy McGuire

Cindy Huerkamp and Cyndy McGuire were eager to sell all the sweet goods. Thanks to all who baked cakes, breads, and cookies.

The Dwelling Place Express

A real hit of the day for the children were the train rides on a special train created by Mr. Schrock who was also the main engineer. The train was made up of brightly painted and carved out drums on wheels led by the garden tractor engine--which really puffed smoke!

At the end of the day, after all the food was served and Bingo was played, Paul and Eileen Ackerman's grand-daughter reaches in to pull out the names of the raffle winners! John Maloney and Sue Millender were the lucky recipients of beef quarters!!

Now next year?? How does an OctoberFest sound? I'm sure there are some closet Germans in the area! And who doesn't like brats and good German music?

Stay tuned for more information about the Dwelling Place GermanFest.

Looking for the perfect gift?

We have pecans, jams, mugs, Dwelling Place caps and T-Shirts for sale.

We also have art prints by Sr. Marie Barth and handmade Christmas ornaments from the Holy Land.

Or what about a Dwelling Place gift certificate - available in any amount?

Another idea? What about giving a ticket to our Mardi Gras draw down?

Call 662-738-5348 or contact us on-line.

Mardi Gras
February 6, 2009

It seems a little out of season to be preparing for Mardi Gras when we are just beginning the Advent season but since the next newsletter does not go to press until March 1, we are including the invitation now.

You will see the ticket information on the front page of our printed newsletter; however, for those of you who live at a distance and will have no one approach you for a ticket, we would be glad to do the transaction for you through a phone call to us directly.

Several people may share the price of a ticket--and share the winnings--if your name is drawn. If you aren't familiar with a "draw down", it's like a raffle in reverse.

The first ticket drawn will receive $100, then every 10th ticket drawn will receive a prize until there is only one ticket left. That is the winner of the $2000! The drawing is done in the context of a great party.

Come if you can! The food and music will be great, too!

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