It’s Quilt Time!

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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!
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Calling all Retail Divas!

Fall Festival 2019

Plans are coming together for DuBois Center’s annual Fall Festival. One area still in need of an implementation team is the Upscale Resale Shop & Silent Auction.

Volunteers to pick-up, store and deliver items to camp are already in place. Now a team is needed for Saturday & Sunday, October 5 & 6 to set-up and run the shop.

Tasks include unpacking, setting up, pricing, recruiting cashiers and managing the shop and silent auction the day of Fall Festival. No need to start from scratch, helpful hints will be provided.

If your church or fellowship group might be interested, please contact Nancy Wagner at 618-444-2835 or email or DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Limited Vendor Spaces Available for Fall Festival 2019

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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 now accepting applications for vendors at our annual Fall Festival on Sunday, October 6. Each year more than 2,000 people turn out for this family-friendly event!

To learn more about displaying your wares, click here. Ready to register? Click here. At this event, the focus is on hand-crafted pieces and items that are truly vintage or re-purposed.

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.

Fall Festival Thank You

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We just want to say “thanks” to the volunteers, staff, vendors and guests who helped make Fall Festival 2018 such a success!

Watch our blog and upcoming editions of the Weekly Connection e-newsletter (sign up below if you haven’t already) to hear some of the fun stories from this event.

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There’s Still Time to Buy Your Quilt Tickets

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Fall Festival is THIS SUNDAY, October 7, and there is still time to buy 1 quilt ticket or 20! Check out this flyer with photos and print your own tickets. NOTE: All completed quilt tickets with payments must be received in the DuBois Center office by 2:00 pm on Sunday to be eligible for the drawing. Mail them today with a check or deliver them in person. A special THANKS to everyone who has been selling tickets at church and around the community, and to everyone who has purchased them.

Volunteers Still Needed for Fall Festival

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Calling all church groups, individuals, families, scout troops and youth needing service hours – lend a hand for a couple hours or for the full day! Fall Festival is DuBois Center’s biggest one-day event of the year and would not be possible without the efforts of scores of volunteers.

There are so many ways to help – prep and serve food, paint faces, supervise crafts and activities in the Kidz Korner, catch pontoon boats, walk horses in the arena, take tickets, assist guests in the Upscale Resale Shop or serve as a cashier.

Sound like fun? Contact DuBois Center at 618-787-2202 or dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org.

Rolls of Ribbon are Needed!

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Rolls of ribbon are needed for a Kidz Korner craft at Fall Festival! For this particular project, Christmas colors and patterns will work best, but all are welcome. Specs: 3/8-7/8″ width. Ribbon may be dropped off at the same locations as t-shirts to be donated (listed below). You can also bring rolls directly camp.

Drop-Off Locations:
Sun, Sept 23 only: Grantfork UCC at Pre-Annual Meeting, 3-5 pm
September 4-25:DuBois Center, Highland – ISC Office, Waterloo – St. Paul UCC

There is Still Time to Donate T-Shirts!

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Are your dresser drawers packed with old t-shirts? Until Tuesday, September 25, you can recycle t-shirts and support DuBois Center at the same time! One of the featured crafts in the Kidz Korner at Fall Festival is cool bags made out of recycled shirts, and we need your old shirts.
SPECS: sizes youth large – adult large, decent condition, no significant armpit 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 email for assistance.
Drop-Off Locations:
Sun, Sept 23 only: Grantfork UCC at Pre-Annual Meeting, 3-5 pm
September 4-25:DuBois Center, Highland – ISC Office, Waterloo – St. Paul UCC

How You Can Promote Fall Festival

Fall Fest 2018
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!

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