Archive for Tuesday, February 12, 2008

McLouth Happenings

February 12, 2008

Souper Bowl Spectacular on Super Bowl Sunday.

It was an unbelievable finish for the 2008 Souper Bowl at the McLouth United Methodist Church. After three weeks of cheering, sacking and handing off, the members sitting in the pews on the east side of the sanctuary brought in more cans than those sitting on the west side for a second year in a row! In fact, a record 1,618 cans of soup were brought this year, beating last year's record by 130!

Each year the friendly competition between "God's Holy Rollers" and the "McLouth Canners" has yielded larger returns. This year, the weekly tallies provided an exciting game as each team overcame a deficit and passed the other. Week by week, the score was posted on the church's reader board, and each week a different team was leading! But the Rollers finally sacked the Canners when their final total came to 1,068 cans brought to church between Jan. 15 and Feb. 3, compared to 550 from their opponents.

The runner-up this year is responsible for delivering the cans to local food banks, serving our fellowship hour the following Sunday, and serving at a "soup kitchen" sometime between now and next year's competition.

Of course, the real winners are the people who will find food on their table as a result of God's generosity.

United Methodist Women will meet for their noon luncheon on Friday, Feb. 15.

McLouth High School's Blues Orchestra will present a concert featuring rock ballads from "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the auditorium.

McLouth Friendship Club's covered dish luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Community Center. Please bring food to share and your table service. All adults older than 50 are welcome. If you need a ride, the Jefferson County Services Organization van (with limited seating) is available to residents within a one-mile radius of McLouth. Please call Charlotte Robinson to make your reservation: (913) 796-6798.

McLouth Parent Teachers Organization will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in the MHS home economics room. Babysitting will be provided.

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

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