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Dana Rowland will no longer be spearheading Blessings in a Backpack in St. Joseph.
However, that does not mean the program will stop.
Rowland said that she felt now was the time to leave the program in someone else’s capable hands.
First of all, let me just start by simply just saying THANK YOU.
Starting Monday, Nov. 16, The Salvation Army needs our community’s help to collect gifts for kids of all ages-and especially those ages 9 through 12, who often are overlooked because they’re harder to shop for than smaller children.
The St. Joseph Women’s Club will again be sponsoring their annual Christmas events.
The club decorated the St. Joseph Angel Tree on Nov. 23 at the St. Joseph Apothecary. The tree is decorated with ornaments that state items that can be bought for local families.
A Homer resident is trying to honor the town’s veterans.
Kim Graham has approached the village board and asked if it would be possible to place a veterans monument within the village.
Fighting hunger, making animals happier, cleaning and organizing a community shed and beautifying a community garden are just some of the things two area girl scout troops did to earn their Bronze Awards.
“You just assume that people have food”
The third annual Veteran’s Drive will take place Nov. 7 in Homer.
The event will take place at Caboose Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“We are very excited to be able to say the event has done so well we are able to have third drive,” said Homer American Legion Auxiliary member Kim Graham.
For years Mary Derenne and her family transformed their yard in St. Joseph into a haunted trail for Halloween and asked visitors to donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
In 2014 they collected money to benefit the Plotner family of St. Joseph.
This year the location, duration and the beneficiary of the event has changed.
The Homer Opera House will officially reopen with a celebration on Saturday, Oct. 17.
The event features a concert at 6 p.m. with a range of musical performers, from bluegrass to rock and roll, to folk rock, to even some rap and show tunes performing.
For more than four years Donna Guzy and the Quilts of Valor Comfort Quilters of St. Joseph have made quilts for soldiers.
The group originally had 12 members. Now there are six and Guzy said more are needed.
“Some are official members and some are not. That is also OK,” Guzy said. “That is their choice. I just need more sewers.”