Letter to the editor
While being part of the Sacred Heart fourth annual Bingo Fund-raiser on Jan. 8, we took a moment to count our blessings and found it overwhelming.
We are surrounded by a community that gives of its time, generosity, and totally supports the youth in our area. The outpouring of donations, help and participation, especially by business owners in our community and our parishioners, was incredible. A simple word of thanks could never adequately express our gratitude for your response and support that made our fund-raiser a huge success.
Not only will it financially help send young people to summer camp at Prairie Star Ranch in Williamsburg, Kan., for four to 10 days this summer, it also fulfills a dream for some children who may not have been able to go without financial support. By helping make this a reality for a group of grateful young people, you have given them the opportunity to strengthen faith with other Catholic youth and learn more about our amazing God. Combine that with unbelievable extreme sports, it makes for an unforgettable life experience.
We would also like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding that they showed the night of the fund-raiser. We never dreamed we would have the overwhelming turn out of people that we had that evening (which turned out to be a good thing!). Since this was the first major event held in our new Parish Center, we were not sure what to expect. We know that every year there will be unexpected circumstances arise but we will learn from them and do our best to not let them happen at future events. We have already begun discussing changes that will be made for next year's fifth annual fund-raiser to make sure that those inconveniences do not occur again. Thank you, again, for your patience and understanding.
In conclusion, thank you, Tonganoxie and everyone who attended our fund-raiser, for a fantastic evening of bingo fun!
Jane Dent and the Sacred Heart Youth Group.