2002 Summer Social  2002 Parish Picnic nets $19,442.18.
A big crowd, willing workers and many donations made the Annual Summer Social at St. Mary’s Church, Sunday, June 23 a success. The main attraction, a chicken and ham dinner, was served to 1046 people. Including games, lunch stand, and the auction, the net was $19,442.18.

Another feature of the Social is the auction of locally made quilts. Four quilts, as shown below, were auctioned, in addition to other donated items. The purchasers and prices paid are listed with each quilt.

The Parish thanks everyone for the help, donations and other support to make the fund raiser such a success. Father Owen will be serving gourmet chili to four at a bid price of $170, purchased by Joan and Raymond Schmitz.

Scroll down to see the quilts and purchasers; mark your calendars for next June for the 2003 event.






Quilt winner is Sierra Bergman; raffle raises $800

Father Owen Purcell, Pastor, congratulates young Sierra Bergman on being the winner of the lodge quilt. Proceeds of nearly $800 from the raffle will go towards educational needs of two teenagers in Mineiros, Gioas, Brazil. Father will present this to them during his visit there in January.

Sierra Bergman, daughter of Erin Bergman, is the lucky winner of the Lodge Quilt. The drawing at the close of Mass, Saturday, Dec. 15, marked the end of a successful ticket sales effort by St. Mary's Parish CYO members and others.

Proceeds from the quilt raffle of nearly $800 will go towards the educational needs of two teenagers in Meinerois, Goias, Brazil. These two young people were adopted through the Christian Foundation for Children in Kansas City. The support for these young people was initiated as a result of the fourth annual Kelly Youth Rally.

Father Owen thanks all those who worked on the project - from the donation of the quilt to all those who supported the quilt raffle with ticket purchases and ticket sales.

Father Owen will be visiting Brazil in January. While there, Father will visit the children -- Juvino Pereira De Amorim Neto and Luciano De Jesus MartinsDosSantos and their families. Father will make the presentation to Juvino and Luciano. Father will have photographs taken to help establish a Nemaha County connection. Photographs and articles on Father's trip will be posted here.

Congratulations again to Sierra Bergman, winner of the quilt -- and to all who supported the project with ticket purchases.

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