St. John's celebrates another successful Germanfest
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[December 03, 2013]
The Germanfest co-sponsors, St.
John United Church of Christ and the Oasis Senior Center, have
announced the total for the 2013 event. There were 244 meals served
by the youth with the drive-thru orders and over 500 eating inside,
giving the event a total profit of $4,242.23.
From the proceeds, $500 was given to the St. John Youth Group for
their annual program and dance for veterans. The balance was divided
between the two sponsors. The Oasis received $1,871.12, and St. John
United Church split their $1,871.11 among three recipients. A total
of $1,500 was designated to go to disaster relief, to be given to
help with the recent needs in Washington and the other communities
in central Illinois that were affected by the tornado and to a
Philippine relief fund. The balance of $371.11 will be sent to a
sister church, St. John UCC in Chicago, for their inner-city mission
Also, the remaining brats not sold were shared with a family in
Lincoln who had lost everything in a fire.
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Chairing this year's Germanfest were Wayne Mara and Tonita Reifsteck
for St. John UCC and Georgina Binzen and Dennis Schrader for the
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