Monday, October 10, 2011
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ACT of Lincoln cleans up Heritage House

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[October 10, 2011]  On Sept. 10, the Lincoln Active Catholic Teens spent the day cleaning up the Heritage House. In recent years, the house owned by Holy Family Parish has been used for researching genealogical records for the local churches and was used by Catholic Charities for a time.

At the request of several parents, the house has been "loaned" for use by the Active Catholic Teens group. The wood paneling was painted for a fresh look and the blinds cleaned. Several young men learned how to tuck-point the foundation, which was in desperate need of help. The instructor was parishioner John Sutton, a local philanthropist and teacher. Bushes and trees were trimmed to allow more visibility on the property and to allow more light into the house.

The students are from Holy Family in Lincoln, St. Thomas in Mount Pulaski, St. Mary's in Atlanta and St. Patrick's of Elkhart.

There are a few more projects to finish, but the youth are already meeting there on Sunday evenings to learn and grow in faith and to fellowship.

The group is planning an informal open house on Oct. 23 after 10 a.m. Mass to show off their hard work. They hope many will come.

During the open house, they will also sell tickets for the second annual Avanti's Gondola sandwich fundraiser. Ticket sales will benefit some social activities; the Dead Theologian Society, an educational program about saints; and hopefully a mission trip in the spring to help others less fortunate.

Tickets are $7 each for a full-size authentic Gondola and will be available for pickup at the Casa on Nov. 22, in time for a quick meal while preparing Thanksgiving dinner.

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