As of Tuesday, July 19, 2016
COTTONWOOD We spent the weekend in the mountains behind Elk City and had a great time. We found huckleberries and caught fish, so that was good. My daughter, Amy, and several of the grandkids hiked with me up a mountain. Just as we got to the top, we noticed the clouds. They were a wispy kind of cloud. A bright, shining spot was showing right through one of the clouds like an angel. As we watched, it began forming a line out both sides, then arched into a white rainbow. Amy said it reminds us that God is always there to take care of us. It was an amazing sight!
Reserve Sunday, July 31, for the Tri-Parish Picnic in Cottonwood Park. Picnic begins with Mass at 11 a.m. Potluck salads and desserts are requested. Meat, buns, condiments, lemonade, plates, etc., will be provided. Bring your own lawn chairs and if you prefer a beverage other than lemonade, bring that, too.
Entries sought for Raspberry Festival Show ‘n Shine set Aug. 7
COTTONWOOD – The Raspberry Festival Show ‘n Shine – car, truck bike and tractor show – will be held Sunday, Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Monastery of St. Gertrude.
Entry is free for participants, limited to 25, with cash prizes awarded. Contact Grant Griffin, 983-0985 Grant.firstname.lastname@example.org.
All altar servers be sure to sign up for the Knights of Columbus altar server appreciation picnic Wednesday, July 27. We appreciate the job you do for the parish. Sign up by July 25 by calling Matt Beckman at 962-7157 or put your name on the sign-up sheets in back of the church.
Raspberry Festival is coming on Aug. 7. Mark your calendar for some delicious raspberry shortcake, lunch hot off the grill, and lots of fun events. Arts and crafts show – become a vendor! 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk – an expansive, scenic course and T-shirt included with registration. Art show, calling all artists. Join is in celebrating local talent. Free entry! Raspberry Festival is an annual benefit for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude.
I noticed school shopping lists in the paper. Wait! What happened to our summer? It can’t be time for school yet! That means it’s almost fair time, too.