Our two partners and speakers were Amber
Black, Executive Director of Jesse's House and our own Stan Dawson,
Executive Director of Crossroads Community Ministries.
Crossroads Community Ministries is a non-profit organization whose
mission is "Empowering people who are homeless to move to economic
and personal self sufficiency." Jesse's House is a non-profit
organization that provides emergency and long term care to youth who
have suffered abuse or delinquency.
Thanks to the McPherson
family for hosting this year's Acolyte Pool Party. After 4 hours of
swimming and countless cannon balls we're not sure how much water
was left in the pool but the kids certainly seemed to have had a
good time. Thanks also to all our chaperones: Judy Reardon, Cathy
Biondi, Susan Smith, Lee Thompson, and David and Carlotta Ford.
Lots of fun!
Wonderful dinner prepared by Bob Stecher. Decorations by Deb
Stecher, Judie Borden, Betsy Jones and Betty Hood. Great
photos of the Christmas Gift Exchange/Swap. The most popular
gifts 'stolen' were the Chicken, Chocolate Pot, Tea Pot, Green
Flamingo, and the Bird Book. Special thanks to Deb and Bob
Stecher and Judie Borden for being our hosts and all the guests who
jumped in at the end and cleaned up!
Please enjoy these
photos from Saturday's Dedication at Centennial Village. May God
bless the Lyons, Brandon, Thomas and Rahimi families who, as Dr.
McQueen reminded us, are now challenged to make these four houses
homes. Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers for your continued
support of our ministry. -- Russ Hayes, CEO