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By Nadine Kessinger
VBS at the Griggsville Nazarene Church will be Friday, Oct. 1 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be lots of outdoor fun activities and also hot dogs, nachos and cheese, and 36 flavors of snow cones!Backyard Bible Club will begin meeting at Griggsville United Methodist Church Tuesdays starting October 12 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Children up to age 12 years are welcome to attend and enjoy Bible stories, music, snacks, and games. For more information, call Christine Henthorn at (217) 370-2398.
A Shoebox Sing-A-Long Concert and Hymn Sing will be held at the Griggsville United Methodist Church Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature Cleve and Susan Curry, Rodney Gordley, and the Henthorn Chicks and will be a fundraiser on behalf of Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. A freewill offering will be taken during the concert and dessert hour will follow in the Good Shepherd Hall. For more information, call Christine Henthorn at (217) 370-2398.
Volley for Hope Night will be held at the Tuesday, Oct. 12 volleyball game against Liberty. If you would like to donate a basket to be raffled, please email Allison Dokey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Estella Zilic was honored at a surprise birthday party held Sunday at Courtyard Café in Pittsfield. Estella was surprised by 45 cousins and friends who helped her celebrate. Her birthday was Sept. 24. Happy birthday, Estella!
Sheila Vose of Perry and Connie Boone of Payson participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Quincy Saturday. Their team “In Memory of Marcel” was sixth top team, collecting over $2,300! Sheila was recognized for being fourth top fundraiser as an individual, and also received a beautiful mum for raising at least $500. The ladies are thankful for all the support from their communities and friends in this endeavor since Marcel passed away five years ago.
A birthday party was held at the Golden Community Center Sunday for Viola Miller of Golden and her daughter Diana Meyers of Machesney Park, (you may remember them living in Perry several years ago). Locals attending the party were Dewayne and Nadine Kessinger of Griggsville, Jr. and Sue Miller of Chambersburg, and Dryden, Destiny and Caroline Craven of Pittsfield. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Joe Sidwell who passed away Sept. 20 in Pittsfield. Happy birthday wishes go out to our granddaughter Lexi Kessinger Oct. 2. Forgiving yourself is as important as forgiving others. Love yourself. Forgive yourself.- Robert Tew