Bunco Night TOMORROW

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Join Region 2 for an evening of fun and fellowship. This somewhat frenzied dice game is so easy to learn, anyone can play! Gather the family, some friends or your youth group for what’s sure to be a great time.

The event is THIS Saturday – February 24, doors open at St. Paul UCC in Columbia at 6:30 pm, and the game begins at 7 pm. Just $10 per person covers the cost to play.

A 50/50 drawing and silent auction with a variety of fun items will also be available, as well as the HUNGER ACTION challenge that will round out the evening. Snacks and soda available for purchase. Check out this flyer and share it with friends and neighbors. Funds raised support the ministry of DuBois Center; food items donated support a local food pantry. We hope to see you there!

Dice and Green Beans this Saturday evening, Feb 24

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Join Region 2 for a night of winter blues-busting fun at St. Paul UCC in Columbia. Play BUNCO, and support DuBois Center and a local food pantry! Bunco is an engaging dice game that is easy to learn; children as young as 10 or 11 can be successful and have fun. Doors open at 6:30 pm; play begins at 7 pm. Cost to play is $10 per person. This year Bunco Night is being paired with an effort to “Fill a Food Pantry.” By February, the major “food” holidays will be distant memories and pantry shelves will need restocking. Lend a hand and have a lot of fun – all at the same time! Help spread the word; invite everyone you know! Check out this flier for details.
The Challenge:
1. Bring a can or box of nutritious food to donate to a local food pantry. For each item you donate, you will receive one ticket for a special drawing – the more items donated, the more chances to win. The prize will be a fun basket of items appropriate for a variety of ages.
2. Recruit Bunco players from your local church or community group. The church/group with the most individuals who pay and play Bunco at this event will have the honor of selecting the food pantry to receive the food collected that evening.
Beans and Bunco

Bunco and Beans

Beans and Bunco

Don’t forget to bring your food donations for a special challenge at this year’s Bunco Night! For each item you donate, you will receive one raffle ticket – the more items donated, the more chances to win. The prize? A super fun basket of items for all ages! Plus, the church or community group that donates the most food items will get to pick the food pantry all of the donations go to at the end of the night.

So grab your food donations and your friends, family, neighbors and church groups and join Region 2 for Bunco Night at St. Paul UCC Columbia, IL on Feb. 24. Bunco is an engaging dice game that is easy to learn – children as young as 10 can have a good time! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and play begins at 7 p.m. The cost to play is $10 per person. Proceeds from Bunco play will benefit DuBois Center.

THANKS to the Happy Quilters and St. John UCC, Mascoutah

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Remember the super cute “Max & Duke” quilt? The Happy Quilters of St. John UCC in Mascoutah raised $2,003 toting it from church to church and selling tickets this spring. St. John UCC matched the amount raised dollar for dollar, bringing the total donation to $4,006. AMAZING! Thanks so much to Kay, Nancy, Marion, Treva, Muriel and Beth for all their hard work and to St. John UCC for their support.

Thanks also to the following churches for hosting the traveling quilt on a Sunday morning: Christ UCC, Dupo; St John UCC, Fairview Heights; St John UCC, Trenton; St. Paul UCC, Lebanon; St Peter’s UCC, Okawville; and Zion UCC, New Baden. The traveling team… “enjoyed meeting new people and worshiping with them; they were so welcoming and supportive. It is a great experience.”

Ticket sales wrapped up at the church’s annual Quilt Show in April, which was again quite the event with over 200 quilts on display and activities for novice and skilled quilters alike. The lucky winner was Michael Engelman of Mascoutah. The big winner was DuBois Center.

Be a DuBois on Broadway 2.0 Sponsor!

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Do you love DuBois Center and its mission? Are you looking for a way to support DuBois on Broadway 2.0 even further than just attending? A sponsorship may be perfect for you! Click here to learn more about the event, which will occur on Friday, May 12.

We need people like you to make this event even more of a success. There are multiple sponsorship levels – and all proceeds will go to DuBois Center. Each level comes with different benefits, read on below to learn more.

  • Friend Level – $100 – $250
    • Includes: Your name(s) on the sponsorship board and program book
  • Honorary Level – $500.00 – $750.00
    • Includes: Your name(s) on the sponsorship board and program book, plus two (2) tickets to the event
  • Silver Level – $1,000
    • Includes: Your name(s) on the sponsorship board and program book, plus a table for eight (8)
  • Gold Level – $2,500
    • Includes: Your name(s) on the sponsorship board and program book, special recognition during the gala, plus two tables for eight (8) for a total of 16 seats

To sign up to be a sponsor, download fill out this form. Should you choose Honorary Level or above, be sure to include the names of the event attendees on the form. You can return the form via email to ISC DuBois on Broadway – 1312 Broadway, Highland, IL 62249 or scan and email the completed form to CPursell@iscucc.org. Please call 618-654-2125 with credit card details. Sponsorship forms and payment are due by April 28, 2017.

Calling All Quilters!

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For over a decade, a quilt drawing has been a significant piece of the annual DuBois Center Fall Festival. In recent years, we have been blessed to have two or more art quality quilts each year which together have raised $1,500-$2,400 annually. We’re reaching out now to see if anyone is interested in creating and donating a quilt for this years’ event.

The quilts are typically donated by local church quilting groups and other friends of DuBois Center. Specifications include queen-size, appealing to a wide audience and made with love and prayers. Ideally, the quilts begin traveling to local churches in August, so a July completion date works well. If you or your quilting group might be interested in donating a work-of-art quilt for the 2017 Fall Festival, please contact the DuBois Center office at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202. We’d love to talk to you about the possibilities.

Volunteer for DuBois on Broadway

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The DuBois on Broadway Gala 2.0, which takes place on May 12, will feature Broadway-style performances, a full meal and an auction. All proceeds will go to DuBois Center.

An evening like this, however, can’t happen without help! The team is looking for volunteers, stage performers, sponsors and auction donations. There are a variety of volunteer positions open, as well as sponsorship opportunities. Additional sponsorship information will be posted next week.

Auction donations may include those for the silent auction or the oral auction. Ideas for items for the silent auction include gift cards, kitchen items, crafts, tickets, theme baskets and more. Oral auction ideas include getaway weekends, sporting event tickets, sports apparel, autographed items, antiques, artwork and anything else that may attract bidders.

For additional auction ideas, or to sign up to be a volunteer, fill out and return this flyer by April 28 via the directions listed in the flyer.

Purchase a Gift Card for DuBois on Broadway

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Surprise someone with an evening of great entertainment and good food! You can now purchase a gift certificate for DuBois on Broadway 2.0 by filling out the form below and returning it to Norma Borgmann, co-chair, by May 1.

DuBois on Broadway will feature a full meal, including wine, as well as a variety of Broadway-style performances. A silent auction will also be available to guests. The event will take place at the Four Points by Sheraton Conference Center on Friday, May 12. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner begins at 6:30.

All proceeds will benefit DuBois Center.

Follow the link below to purchase your gift certificate:

Gift Certificate Order Form

Bunco Night – February 6

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Save the Date! Come in out of the cold and get ENERGIZED! This fun, somewhat frenzied dice game is so easy to learn, anyone can play! Last year’s event was wonderfully intergenerational with children, youth and adults of all ages playing and laughing together. St. Paul UCC in Columbia will open its doors at 6:30 pm on Saturday, February 6 for an evening of fun and fellowship to support the ministry of DuBois Center. Play begins at 7 pm. The cost to play is $10 per person. And there’s more! Also featured are two silent auctions, one with gift baskets and other fun items, the other with purses, as well as a 50/50 drawing. Snacks and soda are also available for purchase to support the cause.

Check out this flyer and share it with your church and your friends. Advance tickets are available, as seating is limited. Details are included on the flyer. Plan now to have a FANTASTICALLY FUN SATURDAY NIGHT on February 6. (Back-up date for inclement weather is February 13.) This fun, family-friendly event is sponsored by Region 2.

DuBois Dash

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DuBois Center will be hosting its third annual DuBois Dash this October. Run or walk through beautiful wooded trails while supporting DuBois’ programs.

Taking place before DuBois Center’s annual Fall Festival on October 4, the DuBois Dash will support the center and its summer camp programs. Participants can choose either the 5K Trail Run or the 1 Mile Fun Walk. The Run will be timed with prizes awarded to the top male and female performers in each age bracket.

Registration will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on the day of the race, with pre-race activities, including a short chapel service, starting at 9 a.m. The race will begin at 9:30 with an awards ceremony taking place after the conclusion of the race. Then, all participants are invited to stay and join in the fun at the Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

DuBois Center’s Fall Festival is held each year and features a variety of craft booths, musical entertainment, delicious food, activities for the children, horseback riding, hayrides and more.

Download the DuBois Dash 2015 Flyer and Registration Form more information, including prices and registration information. For those looking to sponsor the race, please download the Dash 2015 Sponsorship Form. We welcome any sponsorship at an level, including t-shirt sponsors, mileage marker sponsors, banner sponsors and supplies and prize donations.