(A Fundraiser for the St. James Community)Sunday, May 22, at 11:30 a.m.
Come join us after church for a fun picnic in the park, feasting together as a community. You can participate in a special auction fundraiser to help support our community events at St. James, or bring your own meal. Pledging is a bit low this year and to meet our budget we need to MIND THE GAP!
We encourage you to create a picnic lunch in a fun give away "basket", filled with goodies to be donated. On Sunday May 22 bring your special basket to church and we will have a special Live Auction (with the fabulous Charlie Gregg as our Auctioneer) after church. Then we will head to Mountain Lake Park as a group for a lovely lunch. If you are unable to join us at the park you can always enjoy your lunch at home. A few picnic baskets will also be available for those who wish to purchase lunch on the day at a set price. All donations will go toward helping St. James MIND THE GAP!
Please write a note on the outside of the basket describing the marvelous contents, how many people your basket will serve, its value, and the creator's name. Basket contents are a tax-deductible donation for the creator as well as a tax-deductible donation for the buyer (above the actual cost of the goods received.) Baskets may also be made as a group (Perhaps the Men's breakfast or the women's group, or youth group, can show their talents!). There will be a prize for the fanciest lunch and a prize for the funniest assortment.
Please sign up on the parish hall bulletin board or contact Ann Rieger-Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending.