FALL WORK DAYS — Saturdays – Oct 6 & Nov 3

Work Week 2018

It’s a great excuse to get outside, stretch your muscles and make a difference! Plan now to gather friends, family or a group from your church for a day of service. Projects vary depending on current needs, the weather and the skills of the volunteers. Our list is growing and already includes painting, cleaning, weeding, raking, cleaning, tree & brush removal and fence work. On Saturday, Oct 6 we’ll set-up and prep the grounds for Fall Festival. On Saturday, Nov 3, we’ll tackle whatever is left on our list.

Check out this flier, or for more information contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

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WRANGLE & RIDE — Saturday, Nov 3

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Join our equestrian team on Saturday, November 3 from 9am – 5pm for a full day of fun with the DuBois Center herd! Designed for both beginner and experienced riders, this is a horse-intensive day of instruction – tackle grooming, tacking, riding, and other horse-related activities. Beginners will be introduced to basic skills, while experienced riders work on more advanced options. The cost for this event is $60 with lunch included.

Register by October 13 and save $5. Final registration deadline is October 20 – if space is still available. Register online or click here for a flier and reservation form. Questions? Contact DuBois Center 618-787-2202 or by email at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org.

Fall Festival – VOLUNTEER! — Sunday, October 7

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DuBois Center’s annual Fall Festival is powered by the talent, sweat, love and cheer of scores of volunteers. Hopefully you already plan to attend and enjoy some good food, great music, family-friendly activities and creative crafts, but have you considered spending a few hours volunteering? There are lots of ways to serve – assist with parking or greet visitors, drive a boat or a tractor, take tickets or take money, catch pontoon boats or walk horses at the arena, serve food, paint faces or help with set-up or clean-up!

Volunteer and support DuBois Center. Your efforts really do make a big difference! For more information, contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

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It’s QUILT time!

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The countdown continues… less than 4 weeks till the annual DuBois Center Fall Festival and the much anticipated Quilt Drawing. This year, three beautiful and unique quilts have been donated. Two are queen-size and one is twin-size. One is a salute to our 50 states (twin); one has an elegant diamond-star pattern; and one has fun blocks in shades of brown and gold. With these gems, we hope to raise a minimum of $2000.

You can help by spreading the word! A flier with photos and tickets are available to assist. You are also invited to sell tickets and/or display one or more of the quilts at your church on a Sunday morning or during a special event. Contact Norma Borgmann at 618-533-1658 (home) or 618-292-4617 (cell) to reserve a quilt.

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Upscale Resale and Silent Auction Donations

What do stylish purses and accessories, gift baskets, classic toys and holiday decorations have in common? All are items needed for the Fall Festival Upscale Resale Shop and Silent Auction. Please see these flyers for more details.
Donations must have a sale value of at least $5 each and be clean; new, nearly new OR classic; easy to carry and appealing. All proceeds support the ministry of DuBois Center.
To donate items, contact Norma Borgmann at 618-292-4617 or nborgmann1658@charter.net. Items may also be brought directly to DuBois Center on Saturday, Oct 6 or by 10 am on Oct 7. Thanks in advance for your help and donations!

Save the Date – Wrangle & Ride Fall 2018

Horses

Do you love horses? Do you want to spend an entire day riding and learning all about them? This fall, we are hosting another group ride day at DuBois Center – Wrangle & Ride!

More details will be available soon, but save the date for Saturday, November 3! The event will start at 9 a.m. and will wrap up at 5 p.m. We hope to see you cowboys and cowgirls there!

How You Can Promote Fall Festival

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DuBois Center’s Annual Fall Festival is just around the corner and your help is needed to spread the word!
Date: Sun, October 7.
Time: 11 am – 5 pm.
There will be food, music, craft booths, hayrides, horses, boat tours, crafts and activities for kids, and more – something for everyone in the whole family!
Here’s what you can do to help promote:
–   Post flyers around your church and community in black and white or color.
–   Make announcements during services and meetings.
–   Put this link to our Fall Festival web page on your web site and in bulletins.
–   Like and Share our Facebook event.
–   Promote the event on your church’s outdoor sign board.
–   Submit information to your local community newspaper or newsletter.
–   Make it a church event! Promote attendance and/or volunteering as a church or church group.
Thanks in advance for your support of DuBois Center and our annual Fall Festival!

Calling All Crafters – There’s Still Time!

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Are you gifted with gourds, clever with color or cloth, handy with hardware, talented with tools or skilled in stitchery? If yes, DuBois Center is still accepting applications for Craft Vendors at our annual Fall Festival on Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Each year, more than 2,000 people turn out for this family friendly event. To learn more about displaying your wares, click here. To register, click here.

At this event, the focus is on hand-crafted pieces; no items may be sold that are primarily commercially produced. We are also continuing to encourage the addition of truly vintage and re-purposed merchandise.

A limited number of vendor spaces are available, so don’t delay. For more information, contact Susan Fuchs at SusanKFuchs@gmail.com or 618-978-3182.

Free Recycling! – Bring Us Your Old T-Shirts

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Are your dresser drawers packed with old t-shirts? How many more do you have in storage? Tees and tank tops from special events, school, sports, camp, vacations, grandparents – they are everywhere! For the next three weeks you can recycle t-shirts and tank tops for FREE! One of the featured crafts in the Kidz Korner at DuBois Center’s Fall Festival is cool bags made out of recycled shirts, and we need your help.
SPECS: sizes youth large – adult large, decent condition, no significant arm-pit stains, kid-appropriate logos and wording. Due to the prep work involved, shirts are needed IN ADVANCE, by September 25.
If you can, please deliver to the following locations or contact Norma Borgmann at 618-533-1658 (home), 618-292-4617 (cell) or nborgmann1658@charter.net for assistance.
Drop-Off Locations:
Thurs, Sept 13 only: Pre-Annual Meeting at Christ UCC, Dupo; 7-9 pm
Sun, Sept 16 only: Pre-Annual Meeting at St. Peter’s UCC, Murphysboro; 3-5 pm
Sun, Sept 23 only: Pre-Annual Meeting at Grantfork UCC, Grantfork; 3-5 pm
September 4-25: DuBois Center or ISC Office in Highland or St. Paul UCC, Waterloo