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Thank you to all who participated in the
3rd annual Celebration of HOPE 
Luncheon & Raffle
and Be Smart About Education
Roundtable Discussion
We will soon have photos to share from Photos by Matt

As we kick off our Annual Fund Drive we thought we would share
a poem written by a former employee.

Treasure Chest of HOPE

If I were to ask you what is a treasure?
What do you value that gives you pleasure?

The answers given would be quite varied.
A parent, a child or someone you married.

Is it colleagues, your family, your faith or a friend,
holding a newborn or a garden you tend?

Perhaps it's an heirloom passed down through the years,
or a special experience that chased away fears.

It might be a project you finished with pride,
or moments spent comforting someone who's cried.

What do you treasure? What's important to you?
Do you value an item or is it something you do?

Maybe you've created a gift you can share,
that will benefit others to show that you care.

How is your treasure chest looking today?
If I asked you right now, what would you say?

Would you answer, “It's filled with goodness and hope!”
or answer, “It’s empty with struggles to cope.”

There are times in life when we were asked to give,
to make it possible for others to live.

There are times in life when we are asked to receive,
to humble ourselves to hope and believe.

Whatever life hands us, whatever will be,
open that treasure chest by turning that key.

Discover the treasures that lie within,
so hope and help is there to begin.

I'll leave you with this before I go…
What is a treasure? I think you know!  

Gina Guth, September, 2016

If your treasure chest is overflowing,
please consider a donation to help others.

If you are making an online donation using the "Donate" button below
and do not have a Pay Pal account, please e-mail Charity Carey,  
our finance manager and she will assist you with another process.

This month kicks off our
Fund Drive

If you are making
an online donation
 using the
"Donate" button below
and do not
have a Pay Pal
please e-mail
Charity Carey,
finance manager
and she will
assist you with
 another process.

Thank you to the following people who have made a donation:

~ Gina Guth
~ Kim Carley
~ Lori Vorpahl
~ Charity Carey
~ Tori Meske
~ Kathy O'Conner
~ Barb Maskell
~ Mary Jacobe
~ Paula Zinngrabe Wendland
~ Rudy Senarighi
~ Shirley Senarighi.
~ Barb and Doug Henderson
~ Mary Johnson
~ Karin Miller Knutson
~ Pat and Dick Basten Estate
~ Betty Rockendorf
~ Ann Bennett
~ Sue  Pienta - Wooden Plank Creations
~ Sierra Tremble
~ Stephanie Holznecht
~ Erin Hilsabeck
~ Bruce Joffee
~ Riley Sleger
~ Connie Hale
~ Vicki Maynard
~ KK Sew & Vac II
~ Rene Frisque
~ Beverly Wautier
~ Bryan Selner
~ Corianda Brodzeller
~ Eileen Beaver
~ Elaine Creegan
~ Greg Dietz
~ Adventure Art by Heather Wilcox
~ Jackie Mathein
~ Janine  Buechner-  Artist Guild
~ John Maino
~ Linda  Selner
~ Lona Mleziva - Rustic Charm
~ Lora Jorgensen - Gypsy Soul Artists
~ Maas Floral and Green House
~ Marci Martin - Glass Daisy
~ Melanie Wahlen - Reclaimed & Co. Jewelry
~ Nancy  Zirbel
~ Ryan Rohr - Rohr N’Machine
~ Sally Baudhuin
~ Sally Everhardaus
~ Sandy Duckett
~ Thrivent Financial Action Team
~ Katy Moore