Peace Lutheran thanks supporters for benefit dinner

Saturday, April 16, 2011

To the Editor:

Peace Lutheran School held a benefit dinner and auction on April 2 to support a new computer lab and upgrades to our Community Fitness Trail located behind the school. We had a wonderful evening of fun and fellowship shared by members of Peace Lutheran School and Church along with many members of the community.

For the start of the evening there were numerous items up for bid at our silent auction. We had sponsors from Michigan to Kentucky and all of Central Indiana. A very delicious buffet meal was served by the catering service of Dixie Chopper with scrumptious desserts donated by local business and individuals all around town.

Throughout the night there was a video of the highlights of the school year projected on the screen in the stage area. It was able to showcase just how great Peace Lutheran missions to the children and how caring and wonderful the staff of Peace Lutheran shines in our school.

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam was our guest speaker for the evening. She was crowned the first Miss America from the state of Indiana in the pageant's 88-year history. She described her background growing up in a rural area and attending a Lutheran School which provided her with the faith and foundation she needed for her goals in her journey to the crown.

Following Katie, we continued with Matt Schrieber from Matt Lewis presentations. He is a local chalk artist right here in Putnam County. He performed a very moving and inspirational presentation with chalk art and donated his print as a live auction item in the next portion or our program.

The evening was concluded with a live auction ran by Jeff Rich. Jeff provided his services and donated his time to make this a very exciting and fun evening for all who attended. With Jeff's help, we were able to exceed our goal and raise $17,122 for Peace Lutheran School.

God has truly blessed each of us, our school, the students, parents, staff and friends of Peace Lutheran School.

We would like to thank everyone involved in our event -- those who donate time and talents, those who worked to bring it all together, those who attended and support our auction and those who prayed for us. We are very grateful to have a supporting community who donated very generous items as well as sponsorships for the night.

We would like to thank our coordinators of the event as well as staff and support at our school: Deonna Bemish, Denisa Timberman, Marta Clark, Angela Mann, Angie Moore, Jean Everage, Hope Sutherlin, Della Eastep, Jamie Robinson, Bill and Brook Pike, Erin St. Bernard, Ashlea Weston, Cindy Pienta, Deb Lee, Lana Scott, Pat Birkemeier, Paul Bretscher and Pastor Alan Barber.

Financial Donors for the evening were Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, Equipment Pro, the Timberman Family, Rolling Meadows Plant Farm, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, Environvac Waste Transport Systems, Cedar View Farm LLC, the Everage Family, Stutlz Welding, POET, First national Bank, West Central Veterinary Services, State Farm Insurance, Indiana Farm Bureau, Ins., HMSB Insurance, HBG Insurance & Bonds, Greencastle Hometown Dental, Jinsie Bingham, Glen Furr Agency, Dr. Armitage DDS, Cloverdale Drugs, Inc, Bittles & Hurt/Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home and Max's Barber Shop.

As our list continues we hope we don't leave anyone out. Our event would not have been possible without help and generosity of all of you: All-American Karate Academy, Ambler Hill Florists, American Girl, Dick and Beverly Andis, Jeff and Catina Angrick, Arbys, Autozone, Bane's Equipment, Barnes and Nobles-Avon and Plainfield, Baxter Black, Beauty Brands, Scott and Deonna Bemish, Bert and Betty's, Bill's Hardware, Blondies cookies, Lloyd and Helen Blubaum, Bon ton Restaurant, Bread Basket, Mary & Paul Bretscher, Bright Futures of Indiana, Buffalo Wild Wings, Mr. and Mrs. Buis, Dee Bumgardener, Buzzi Unicem USA, Car Quest, Casa Grande, Inc, Champps Restaurant, Chicago Bears, Chicago's Pizza, Linda Clark, Jeremy and Marta Clark, Cloverdale Agri Center, Coldwater Creek, Conner Prairie, Cookie Cutters haircuts for kids, Creative Touch hair and nails, Cross Cuts, Chicago Cubs, Culligan Water conditioning, Curves, Dairy Queen, Dance Workshop, Showtime Performance & Restoration, Pastor and Diane Barber, Dicks Sporting Goods, Dixie Chopper, Jan Dixon, 
DNR State Park, Domino's Pizza, Donatos, Dr Phil, D's Cleaners, Eitel's Flowers and Gifts, Endeavor Communications, Doy, Jean, and Hannah Everage, Extreme Tanning, 
Fairway Family Restaurant, Family Video, Fazolis , Furniture Aware House, Nancy Gardner, General Mills, Inc., Glogolf, Greatimes Family Fun Park, Greencastle Music Center, Greencastle Police Dept., Half Price Books, Helzberg Diamonds, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, Home and Away Sports, IMA Museum, Incredible Pizza, Indianapolis Children's Museum, Indianapolis Indians, Indianapolis Zoo, Interiors by Felds, Jackson's Family Restaurant, Jeff Rich Auction, Jimmy John's, Just Tint (the Jones Family), 
Kentucky Fried chicken, Keurig (coffee), Kings Island, Dave and Jane Livesay, Joe and Angela Mann and family, Marengo cave, Martins Emporium Inc., Mason Jewelers, Mayberry Café, McAlister's, McDonald's, Merle Norman, Mike's Car wash, Monical's Pizza, Monster mini golf, Neal Tire & Auto Service, Noodles, Pampered Chef -- Tiffany Birkey, Panera Bread, Papa John's Pizza, Papa Murphy's, Pappy's Bar BQ, Michele Patterson, Peebles Dept. Store, Peyton Manning's Peyback, David and Cindy Pienta, Pike family,, Don and Peggy Query, RAVE movie theater, Red Lobster, RKDS Hogs, Rock n Rollers, Ross Elliot Jewelers, Ryans Restaurant, Schrieber, Matt Lewis Presentations, Sesame Street, Snap Fitness, State Farm - Teresa Cunningham, Kelli Stevens, Jean Stout, Subway Greencastle, Super Car wash, Sutherlin Cattle, Sutherlin Family, Kari Tapley, Teachers Credit Union, Longhorn Steakhouse, Texas Roadhouse, T.G.I. FRIDAYS, Evvie-Kate Timberman, Mary Jane Timberman, Treasures on the Square, TSC, Usborne Books Debbie Leonard, Larry and Ginny Walden, Marilynn Walden, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Walt Disney World, Mrs. Chris Watkins, 
White Castle, Mann's White Oak Farms, Wild Wood Country, Four Willow Farms, 
Wright Implement, 3 Pints brewery, Gurney's Seed & Nursery Co., Marsh Supermarkets, St. Croix Rods, The Melting Pot, Walmart, Ashley Square Cinema, Butler's LP Gas & Fertilizer, Eiteljorg Museum, Greencastle Vet Clinic, Hassler trucking, Indiana Fever, 
Los Martinez, Louisville Mega Caverns, Meijer, PNC Bank, Putnam Inn, Ryan Newman Autosports, The Blue Door Café, The Inn at DePauw, Wilson's Photography, Scott and Della Eastep, Erin St. Bernard, Glen and Patricia Housh, Carla Hurtubise, Sherry Kruse, Paul Wilson, Dave and Angie Moore, Nancy Lovett, Brazilian Lanes, Ashlea Weston, Bill Gaither, Soapy Joe's Car Wash, Randy and Kathleen List, Children's Museum of Terre Haute, Jane Bac, Bob and Maggie Taylor, Books-A-Million, Little Point Auto and Truck Stop - Cecil Koger, Churchill Downs, Susan Wilson, Tim and Joan Bemish, 4-6th graders at Peace Lutheran, Stefanie and Eric Arnold, David and Christy Sinclair, Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Merle and Anna Schroeder, Paula Marrero and Indianapolis Ice.

We would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Banner Graphic, Hoosier Topics and WREB for advertising and covering our Auction Dinner. Peace Lutheran School exists as a mission of Peace Lutheran Church to educate each child in a Christ centered environment for a life of service to God and man and preparation for eternity. If you would like more information about our school, staff, or members please feel free to drop by at 1241 S Bloomington St, Greencastle, IN or give us a call at 653-6995. We would gladly share our story with you !!

Thanks again,

The Peace Lutheran Auction Committee

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