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St. Mary’s/Holy Cross annual dinner, raffle set for Feb. 25

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Keuterville Holy Cross is pictured here in a winter’s snow.

Contributed photo Keuterville Holy Cross is pictured here in a winter’s snow.

— There is good news for all the loyal attendees of the annual Keuterville Holy Cross dinner. The 41st event and prize drawing will take place Sunday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Keuterville Hall. Cost is $9 for adults; $4 for grades one through six; kindergarten and preschool get in for free.

Roast beef, ham, real mashed potatoes and gravy top the menu with green beans, fruit, tossed salad, and homemade rolls. Assorted desserts will round out the meal. Bingo will be played all day on the stage. The raffle drawing for 25 prizes will begin at 4 p.m. This year there are several chances to win $100, $75, and $50 cash prizes. Purchase a raffle ticket from any St. Mary’s/Holy Cross parishioner.

In 1997, Holy Cross became a chapel taken care of by the priest of St. Mary’s parish in Cottonwood. Today, the beautiful historic building is used for weddings and funerals and special occasions throughout the year. We have been very lucky to have Sunday evening Mass at 7 p.m., throughout the summer; starting Memorial Day and running through Labor Day. Keuterville residents and other parishioners from across the Camas Prairie enjoy using the old church.

Many of the original families settling Keuterville were German families who still had relatives back in the homeland. Because of this, no other church in the area has the ornate, antique altars which were made in Germany and shipped to Idaho. Sitting in the pews gives you a sense of connecting to the past, when previous generations valued quality and craftsmanship.

Since Holy Cross is now a chapel, this annual fund-raiser helps fund the maintenance of this treasured piece of history.


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