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                                                           PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT THE FALL FESTIVAL

This year’s Pancake Breakfast took place on the front side lawn of St. Luke’s on Saturday September 18 from 8-9:30 AM. A delicious way to enjoy breakfast, the event offered both waffles and pancakes, sausages, toppings of blueberries and/or chocolate chips, real Vermont maple syrup, orange juice, milk, and hot coffee and tea – all by donation to St. Luke’s to benefit the church’s outreach programs.

A hearty Thank You to everyone who helped with last Saturday's pancake breakfast St. Luke's hosted as part of the Chester Fall Festival celebration.  We were able to cater to several of the vendors nearby thanks to our young people and teens who "made the runs" carrying "loaded trays" filled with the orders.  I very much enjoyed the fellowship with you as we helped to set up and then find some time to relax together before cleaning up.  As I was checking out the booths afterwards, I overheard someone say "This is the best Fall Festival ever."  Indeed, lots of people crowded the sidewalks.  Everyone seemed to be enjoying the booths and food stands plus the attractions and games featured behind the Historical Center building

PINS BACKPACK PROJECT SUCCESS

On Tuesday August 17, 61 backpacks stuffed with school supplies were delivered to the Springfield office of the Department of Child and Family Services. Social workers will distribute them to children in foster care or in families in crisis. This is an annual

project of PINS (Partners in Service) as part of the Outreach Committee of St. Luke’s Church.

The backpacks were divided for K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12 grades; and the school items in them were age appropriate.Each backpack was tagged with the message: “Filled with love from St. Luke’s Church, Chester, VT.” Packers were Heidi and Doug Edson, Sally Hoover, and Eileen Widger.

Many thanks to Beth and James Salisbury, who once again brought large boxes of school items to Willard Hall! Most of the remaining needed supplies were ordered online, which resulted in bulk-buying cost savings, a larger selection of products, and reliable, timely delivery.

Donations for this project were $465.00; cost was $369.62. The PINS treasury balance is presently $884.56. The PINS mission is to promote the well-being and

successful development of children and youth served by Vermont’s Agency of Human Services Department of Children and Families through creating and supporting

partnerships between faith communities and human service organizations.

Thank you to all who contributed in any way to this successful project. When the

staff members of DCF hauled all those backpacks into their office, there were smiles and many thank-yous offered.

Marcia Clinton,

PINS Chair

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