Thank You

Fall Festival
THANK YOU!
It rained, but it didn’t pour! The skies were overcast, but the sun did peek out every once in a while. Through it all the tractors kept rolling, the musicians kept singing and smiling faces and umbrellas were everywhere. The rain may have dampened the turnout, but not the spirit. Thanks to the Volunteers, Staff, Vendors and Guests who made Fall Festival 2019 a success!
Watch upcoming editions of Weekly Connection to hear some of the fun stories from this event.

Fall Festival is TOMORROW!

Dubois Center’s 2019 Fall Festival is tomorrow, Sunday, October 6!

This is a great event to share with church members and the community! Yummy food, live music, crafters and artisans, hayrides, horses, boat tours, hands-on crafts for kids – there’s something for the whole family!

Check out this link to the event page on our website and you’ll find all our Fall Festival information, flyers and more in one place.

Don’t Miss Out on These Stunning Quilts!

Quilt 1

Fall Festival and the much-anticipated Quilt Drawing are THIS SUNDAY (you don’t need to be present to win).

This year, two beautiful and unique queen-size quilts have been donated. One is a stunning block pattern in steel blue and tan. The second is an elegant log cabin design in colors from the Southwest. With these works of art, we hope to raise over $2,000.

You can help by spreading the word – share this opportunity with your friends and family! A flyer with photos and tickets are available. Completed tickets and payment must be received at DuBois Center by 4:15pm Sunday, Oct 6 to be included in the drawing.

Got Stuff? Upscale Resale and Silent Auction Donations Needed

2019 FFest Logo with date

Basement, garage or spare room overflowing with stuff that you haven’t looked at in years? We can help! DuBois Center needs your COOL stuff! Stylish purses and accessories – GREAT! Gift baskets and classic toys – SUPER! Classic decor and holiday decorations – PERFECT!

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.

See the attached flyer for details. To donate items or arrange for pick-up, contact Nicole Avise-Rouse at naviserouse@yahoo.com or 618-540-7438. Items may also be brought directly to DuBois Center on Saturday, Oct 5 or by 10 am on Oct 6.

Thanks in advance for your help and donations!

Volunteers Still Needed for Fall Festival on October 6

boat driver

Fall Festival, DuBois’ annual fundraiser, can’t happen without YOU!

There are lots of ways to help – serve food or serve as a cashier, catch pontoon boats or walk horses at the arena, drive a tractor or captain a boat, take tickets or sell them, assist with crafts or melt wax for candles, set up before the event or stay and clean up after!

DuBois Center’s annual Fall Festival is powered by the talent, sweat, love and cheer of scores of volunteers. YOU CAN HELP TOO! Time commitments of 2 hours or longer work best.

To volunteer, contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202. Send or leave a message with your name, areas of interest, phone number and best times for you to volunteer.

Thank you in advance!

Horse volunteer

Sweet Treats!

sweet treats

Cookies! Cakes! Pies! Breads! Snack Mixes! The Sweet Shoppe at Fall Festival is still in need of donations. Each dollar raised in this area goes directly to scholarships – helping children and youth from families struggling financially to attend camp. This team is doing a great job, but they need YOUR help! So apron up and bake on! For more information, check out and share this flyer or bulletin insert. Items may be brought directly to DuBois Center on Saturday, Oct 5 or by 10 am on Oct 6.

Need more info or assistance with delivery? Text/call Kristen at 618-567-6863 or Melissa at 314-440-6646, or connect with Angie at 618-599-9277 or angiezapp1@gmail.com.

PROMOTE FALL FESTIVAL

2019 FFest Logo with date
Please help us spread the word! This is a great event to share with church members and the community! Yummy food, live music, crafters and artisans, hayrides, horses, boat tours, hands-on crafts for kids – there’s something for the whole family! Click below for all the pieces you might need to promote the event and share ways to support it.
●  Ads to insert or submit – for B&Wcolor
●  Bulletin Inserts to print and insert
●  Flyers to print and post
●  Logo – right click on it and paste in… everywhere!
●  Quilt Flyer & Tickets to print, post and SELL
●  Silent Auction & Upscale Resale flyer to share
●  Sweet Shoppe flyer to share

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Fall Festival – Sunday, October 6

FF volunteers

Powered by People – we can’t do it without YOU! There are lots of ways to help – serve food or serve as a cashier, catch pontoon boats or walk horses at the arena, drive a tractor or captain a boat, take tickets or sell them, paint faces or melt wax for candles, set-up before the event or stay and clean up after! 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, but have you considered spending a couple hours volunteering? Your efforts really do make a big difference!

For more information, contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Live Music at Fall Festival 2019

Fall Fest Music
Each year, we are blessed to have a great line-up of local bands and musicians at our Fall Festival. This year is no exception!
These groups, many of which return year after year, volunteer their time. Many of their members have a personal connection to DuBois Center and/or the UCC.
So sound the trumpets and beat the drums as we welcome and thank:
    11:00 am  Polka Connection – a local favorite, you’ll be dancing before you know it
    12:30 pm  The Haneys – an uplifting Southern Gospel group that performs throughout the region
    1:30 pm     Faith Journey – the joy-filled praise band from St. Paul’s UCC in Freeburg specializing in Christian and pop favorites
    3:00 pm     Venedy Band – a perennial favorite, concert band Americana
Use this flyer to help spread the word about DuBois Center’s Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct 6, 2019.

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.