Students at Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School enthusiastically packed their Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts at their annual “Packing Party” Friday, November 20. According to the Samaritan’s Purse website, ”Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, is the world’s largest Christmas outreach of its kind. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to over 124 million children affected by war, poverty, natural disasters, and other crises in more than 150 countries and territories.” Along with shoebox gifts donated by the Park Center Church members, a total of 53 shoeboxes were delivered to the drop-off location at First Baptist Church in Norfolk, Nebraska. This year the shipping fee for the shoebox gifts’ delivery was graciously paid for with money received from the Bargain Box in Elgin. Photo submitted
There are traditions within the 91-year-old St. Boniface Thanksgiving Bazaar. One of those traditions is the quilt raffle.
This year’s quilt is done in the pattern, “Wheat Harvest”. The embroidered blocks were made by the late Auralia Meis of Elgin. Marvin and Jodine Meis found the finished blocks when they were going through her home following her passing in 2012 and they donated the blocks to the St. Boniface Quilters. Nancy Shavlik furnished the fabric for the quilt and pieced the top. The fabric is in a harvest pattern consisting of shades of golds, burnt orange and moss greens.
The quilt will be raffled off at Thursday’s St. Boniface Bazaar. Tickets may be purchased at the auditorium.
The St. Boniface Quilters, which Auralia founded in 1975, meets two days a week in the months of September through May.
It’s uniquely ours and it’s about to happen again.
The 91st annual Thanksgiving Bazaar will be held Thursday at the St. Boniface Gymnasium.
More than 1,000 people will come from near and far to partake in the bazaar hosted by St. Boniface Catholic Church. Generation after generation have enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with their friends and neighbors in Elgin. Serving begins at 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. Serving will continue til 2:30 p.m.
“The good Lord takes care of it,” committee chairperson Sandy Kallhoff said Sunday night when asked about preparations. She explained that, every year, the questions of “Is there enough food? Is there too much food?” are asked but one can never know until its done for another year.
“Our numbers (of attendance) continue to hold fairly steady,” she said.
On the menu? Turkey & dressing, original special recipe sausage, mashed potatoes & gravy, sauerkraut & ribs, cranberries, gelatin salad, corn, dinner roll, homemade pies and desserts.
Anyone homebound or would like a Thanksgiving meal to be delivered should contact Deb or Kyle Warren at (402) 843-2283 before Thursday.
There will also be bingo, games, raffles and a country store. Bingo will be held in the church basement from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (including games for small children). Raffle drawings will begin at 4 p.m.
If you’ve been thinking about attending, start this year!
Winners have been announced for the Free Turkey Giveaway sponsored by the Elgin Community Club. Turkeys can be picked up at Dean’s Market. Winners are:
• Bank of Elgin — Rick Zegers
• Bargain Box — Donna Carpenter
• Boone & Antelope Mutual Insurance Co. — Richard VonBonn
• CVA Agronomy — Leroy Schindler
• CVA Grain & Feed — Phil Starman
• CVA Lumber & Hardware — LeAnne Eggers
• City Limits — Jack Stoltz
• Coffeehouse Café — Kyle Warren
• Dean’s Market — Kim Heying
• Draper Insurance — Ron Schrad
• Dvorak Construction — David Mignery
• Elgin Appliance & More — Mary Delores Beelart
• Dollar $tore & More — Danielle Bousquet
• Elgin Insurance Services — Frank Kamphaus
• Elgin One Stop/Sleepin Inn — Matt Evans
• Elgin Pharmacy & Gifts — Carol Schiltmeyer
• Elgin Review — Joe Buelt
• Elgin UMC — Abrielle VonBonn
• Elgin Veterans’ Medical Clinic/Boone County Health Center — Alice Morrison
• Golden Living Center (EHS — Levi Scheer, Elgin Community Center — Marcella Schiltmeyer)
• Insurance Mart — Jeremy Funk
• Jerry’s Feed Service — Bob Hoefer
• Jonny Dodge — Jim Fredrickson
• Kyle & Deb Warren (St. Boniface Elementary School) — Grady Drueke
• Lordemann Insurance — Jeremy Hoefer
• Precision Repair — Joe Stuhr, Jr.
• Sapp Bros — Mike Zegers
• Hometown Station — Deb Pelster
• DJ Lawn Care — Ellis Schrunk
• Antelope County Vet Clinic — Rick Rech
• Total Image Salon & Spa — Sue Mlnarik
• Town & Country Veterinary Clinic — Victoriah Fangman
• Sandhills Hide-A-Way — Dennis Suhr
November 20, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Our friends at The Willows Assisted Living in Neligh would like to take this week to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.