Sweet Treats

sweet treats
Start your ovens! It’s time to begin baking big batches of bars, cookies, candies, snack mixes, pies and cakes to be sold in the Sweet Shoppe at Fall Festival. Invite your friends and get a Bake Date on the calendar now. Proceeds go directly to the DuBois Center Scholarship Fund; help send a young person to camp! Click for a flyer to post at your church and share with friends, or a smaller bulletin insert to distribute.
WHO: Everyone is invited to contribute goodies
WHAT: Homemade or purchased Sweet Treats of all kinds
WHEN: Sale Date is Sun, Oct 6 at the DuBois Center Fall Festival. Items may be delivered to camp on Saturday, Oct 5 or before 10 am on Oct 6.
CONTACT: For more information, or to request someone to pick up your sweets, contact Angie at angiezapp1@gmail.com or 618-599-9277, or call or text Melissa at 314-440-6646, or Kristen at 618-567-6863.

Wrangle & Ride Early Bird Deadline is Sept. 21!

horses

Love horses? If you are age 12 or older, join us on Saturday, Oct 12 from 9 am – 5 pm for a day of fun with the DuBois Center herd!

Designed for both beginner and intermediate riders, this is a horse-intensive day of instruction – grooming, tacking, riding and other horse-related activities. Beginners are introduced to basic skills, while riders with more experience work on refining theirs.

The cost for this event is $65 with lunch included. Adults and families are welcome. Register by the Early Bird Deadline – Saturday, Sept. 21 – and save $5 per person! Final registration deadline is Sept 28. Space is limited. Register online or click here to download a paper registration form.

WORLD PEACE DAY – Saturday, Sept 21

Peace

The International Day of Peace, sometimes known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on September 21. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” This year many events and celebrations are focusing on Climate Change for Peace. A variety of resources are available – a posterpostcard and web pages to get you started. Consider creating a public or private activity related to peace or attend one in your community. Observe a Minute of Silence at 12:00 noon. First inaugurated in 1984, it is a tradition in time zones around the world. This year on Saturday, Sept 21 be part of a “Peace Wave” of silence around the world. For additional activity suggestions and information, check out this website.

“Peace begins with a smile.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.” ~ President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Fall Festival – VOLUNTEER! Sunday, October 6

Tractor

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 yummy food, toe-tapping music and unique crafts, but have you considered spending a couple hours volunteering? There are lots of ways to serve – greet visitors or assist with parking, catch pontoon boats or walk horses at the arena, drive a boat or a tractor, take tickets or money, 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.

Register for our Fall 2019 Wrangle & Ride

horses

Love horses? If you are age 12 or older, you’re invited to join us on Saturday, Oct 12 from 9 am – 5 pm for a day of fun with the DuBois Center herd!

Designed for both beginner and intermediate riders, this is a horse-intensive day of instruction, grooming, tacking, riding and other horse-related activities. Beginners are introduced to basic skills, while riders with more experience work on refining their talents.

The cost for this event is $65, with lunch included. Adults and families are welcome! Register by September 21 and save $5 – the final registration deadline is Sept 28. Space is limited!

Register online or click here for a flyer and reservation form. Questions? Contact DuBois Center at 618-787-2202 or dcinfo@duboiscenter.org.

Fall at DuBois Center

Fall Line Up
Hot off the presses and soon to be delivered to churches and homes near you – check out our fall activities brochure and event registration form.
Make time to take in the beauty of the season at DuBois Center! From work days to retreats to our annual Fall Festival, there’s something for everyone in the fall.
Upcoming dates you don’t want to miss:
Sept 24        Green DuBois Meeting
Sept 28        Service Saturday
Sept 30        1st Day of Nature’s Classroom
Oct 5            Fall Festival Work Day
October 6    FALL  FESTIVAL
Oct 11-12     ISC Confirmation Retreat
Oct 12          Green DuBois Stewardship Day,
                     Wrangle & Ride
Nov 2           Service Saturday

It’s Quilt Time!

Quilt 1
The clock is ticking…the annual DuBois Center Fall Festival is just one month away and so is the much-anticipated Quilt Drawing!
This year, two beautiful and unique quilts have been donated. Both are queen-size. One is a stunning block pattern in steel blue and tan – elaborate machine stitching makes the back side nearly as beautiful as the front. The second quilt could have come right out of an elegant log cabin in the Southwest.
With these works of art, we hope to raise a minimum of $2,000. You can help by spreading the word!
A flyer with pictures is available to assist. You are also invited to sell tickets and display one or more of the quilts at your church on a Sunday morning or during a special event. Contact Carol Shanks at shanks@htc.net or 618-920-2904 to reserve a quilt.
Thank you for your support of DuBois Center! Join us at Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 6 to see who wins the quilts!
Quilt 2

Got Frames?

Frames! Frames! BIG FRAMES! Fancy frames, simple frames, colorful frames – all are welcome. We are on the hunt for larger frames for our “Picture Yourself at DuBois Center” effort. Minimum size needed is 2ft x 2 ft, but the bigger the better!
Frame donations are needed prior to Fall Festival – October 6 – so they can be prepped and put into place. Questions? Contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@duboiscenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Fall Festival – VOLUNTEER! Sunday, October 6

Fall Festival Volunteers

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 yummy food, toe-tapping music and unique crafts, but have you considered spending a couple hours volunteering? There are lots of ways to serve – greet visitors or assist with parking, catch pontoon boats or walk horses at the arena, drive a boat or a tractor, take tickets or money, 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.

WRANGLE & RIDE – Saturday, Oct 12

Phoenix

Love horses? If you are age 12 or older, join us on Saturday, Oct 12 from 9 am – 5 pm for a day of fun with the DuBois Center herd! Designed for both beginner and intermediate riders, this is a horse-intensive day of instruction – tackle grooming, tacking, riding, and other horse-related activities. Beginners are introduced to basic skills, while riders with more experience work to refine their skills. The cost for this event is $65 with lunch included. Families are welcome.

Register by September 21 and save $5. Final registration deadline is Sept 28 – if space is still available. Online registration is now open. Questions? Contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@duboiscenter.org or 618-787-2202.