Archive for Wednesday, November 14, 2007

McLouth Happenings

November 14, 2007

American Legion Auxiliary No. 393 wishes to express appreciation to those who generously supported the Nov. 3 scholarship fundraising luncheon and bake sale.

The Jefferson County Early Childhood Council is organizing its third annual Santa Express Toy Fair. The group will collect donations of new and gently used toys and books (appropriate for children -- newborn through 8 years of age). Please look for holiday-wrapped collection boxes at the McLouth Public Library.

You may call "Parents As Teachers" parent educator Jennifer Klamm at (913) 845-1519 for the pick-up schedule.

Santa Express will open its doors for families in Jefferson County by mid-December (Details have not been finalized, but will be announced in "McLouth Happenings" soon.). Families may trade nonperishable food items for toys and books. The nonperishable food items will be distributed to families in need and local food banks. Last year, more than 1,500 items were collected and distributed to nearly 200 Jefferson County children, making their Christmas brighter.

United Methodist Women will meet for their noon luncheon Friday.

McLouth Friendship Club's Thanksgiving Luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Community Center. Turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy will be provided. Please bring side dishes and your table service. All adults 50 and older are welcome.

When they say they read their Bibles at the McLouth United Methodist Church, they really mean it. Beginning at 7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, members of the church will take turns reading aloud the entire New Testament.

The "Josiah Project," is based on the Biblical story in 2 Kings where the Scriptures were read aloud in the hearing of King Josiah, the priests, and the people; but this year's event is more clearly modeled after a similar reading done in the McLouth church in December 1940. At that time, more than 900 people came from as far away as Kansas City to see -- and, more importantly, to hear -- the Scriptures being read without interruption or interpretation.

This year, members of the congregation, as well as the public, are invited to come and listen at any time, for any length of time, on Nov. 23, 24 or 25. The readings will begin at 7 a.m. Nov. 23 and end at 10 p.m. on Nov. 23 and 24, culminating with the Book of Revelation, which will be read Nov. 24 from 7 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. If you would like to participate in the reading, please call (913) 796-6172 and ask about the "Josiah Project."

Lyle and Merle Frye celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the home of their daughter, Cindy Pennel. They were married on Oct. 27, 1942, at Newark, Ohio. Approximately 50 friends and relatives joined in their celebration, including all 32 of their great-grandchildren.

-- Please submit McLouth Community information, announcements, and upcoming events to Beverly Muzzy: mclouthhappenings@isp.com or (913) 796-6935.

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