Lodge 999 January News
Lodge 999 members enjoyed perfect weather on November 2 for the Harvest Fest! Games for all ages, horse drawn hayrides, great food, a bake sale and fundraising activities which included a 45” TV prize, were all part of the event.
Thanksgiving Turkey Raffle
During the month of November, Lodge 999 sold tickets to win one of 4 turkeys. Congrats to the winners and thank you to the winner who donated their turkey to a local homeless shelter.
St. Nicholas Festivities at the Cathedral
St. Stephen Cathedral Parish held their annual St. Nicholas celebration on Sunday, December 8. The children of the parish put on a play retelling the miracle of St. Nicholas calming the storm while at sea. St. Nicholas was even attendance to see the play! After the play St. Nicholas was shown the stockings the children had put together for donations to the poor.
The festivities were well attended and included a silent auction of baskets and other gifts. A delicious Mediterranean themed dinner was catered by Subdeacon Paul Kilroy. This is a very popular annual event at the Cathedral and s a very helpful fundraiser for the parish.
This year the funds raised will go to much needed new liturgical vestments for the Cathedral. The current vestments need to be replaceed due to years of use by the clergy.
A special thanks to all the parishioners who volunteered to make this day possible. The parish family is already looking forward to next year’s celebration!
The cookie exchange was enjoyed by all attending the event on December 15. Voting for a favorite cookie, decorating gingerbread cookies, games with prizes plus lunch and door prizes were all part of this fun event.