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Lodge 109 February News

February 1, 2021

St. Nicholas Comes to Town
On December 6, 2020, the feast day of St. Nicholas of Myra, parish children of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church in Lyndora enjoyed treats. The kindly saint filled the children’s shoes with candy and treats while they were at Liturgy. This age-old custom has children placing their shoes out on the eve of the holiday awaiting his arrival.

After the shoes were returned to their owners some of the parish members went downstairs to witness the drawing of the winning ticket for the St. Nicholas half-n-half fundraiser which had been on-going for several weeks in December. The winner turned out to be "THE CHURCH," which is how the ticket purchaser marked the stub drawn—thank you!

Thanks to the GCU Home Office who provided some of the chocolate and yo-yos for the children's treats and the Matching Funds. FYI the patron saint of the GCU is St. Nicholas, who does look over the people of Lyndora.

Matching Funds Presentation
Early in January a check for the income from the St. Nicholas Day fundraiser plus the Parish Matching Funds from the GCU Home Office was presented to Fr. Radko Blichar by President Janet Stetzer and members of Lodge 109.

The money was raised by selling 50/50 tickets to parishioners and friends of St. John BC Church in Lyndora. Income from this project will help keep the lights and heat on in the church this winter. Many thanks to the GCU for all their support and the anonymous ticket holder who donated their winnings back to the church.

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