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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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

Fall Festival – Help Needed!

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Volunteer at Fall Festival

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 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.

Help Promote Fall Festival

By now, via snail mail, every ISC church should have received a packet of pertinent information about Fall Festival. We ask that each church use a variety of ways to promote DuBois Center’s annual fund-raising event. Below are links to electronic versions of promotional pieces for newsletters, website, bulletins, etc. Feel free to click on the links below to use them in promoting Fall Festival.  Thanking you in advance for your assistance in promoting Fall Festival.
Flyer for Upscale Resell Shoppe
Flyer for Fall Festival Attractions in Oak Lodge
Flyer for Fall Festival Quilt Raffle
Quilt Tickets
Flyer for Craft Vendors
Craft Vendor Registration Packet
Flyer for Sweet Treats

2018 DuBois Center FALL FESTIVAL on Sunday, 10/7/18 –11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Plans are in progress for the 42nd Fall Festival which will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Fall Festival Thumbs upWe are seeking MANY volunteers for it to happen. Whether you have previously worked or are a new volunteer, we need your help. Contact information for chairpersons in the respective areas is listed below if you are willing to volunteer, and/or donate snacks, silent auction and/or upscale resale shoppe items. Also, please assist us with Fall Festival communications by word of mouth, social media, newsletters, bulletins, boards, etc.! Thank you!! Come & observe the natural beauty of DuBois Center on October 7.

The 42nd Fall Festival will include these areas with respective chairpersons & phone numbers:
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
Oak Lodge Café – Audrey Hicks: 618-939-8673
Sweet Shop – Kristen Belcher: 618-567-6863 & Melissa Nehrt: 314-440-6646
Pocket Tacos – DuBois Center: 618-787-2202
Beverages – Nancy Wagner: 618-444-2835
Fall Festival Crafts3ENTERTAINMENT:
Crafters – Susan Fuchs: 618-978-3182
Music – DuBois Center: 618-787-2202
Kidz Korner – Alaina Scherle: alainakarn@yahoo.com
Pumpkin Patch – Nancy Wagner: dnwagner@charter.net
Horses (arena) – Scott Kuether: sekuether21@gmail.com
Pontoon rides – DuBois Center: 618-787-2202
Hayrides – DuBois Center: 618-787-2202
(Tractors) – Mark Beckmeyer: 618-335-9945

OAK LODGE ATTRACTIONS:
Upscale Resale Shoppe – Norma Borgmann: 618-533-1658
Quilt Tickets – Norma Borgmann: 618-292-4617
Silent Auction – Norma Borgmann: nborgmann1658@charter.net

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GENERAL:
Set Up/Take Down – Rev. Todd Mushaney @618-286-4211 & Crew from Christ UCC/Dupo-Need multiple volunteers.
Set Up Fall Décor – The Fuchs Family-Need multiple volunteers.
Bankers (responsible for start-up $/charting/depositing) – Need multiple volunteers.
Cashiers (in var. areas): Don Kaiser; Roger & Julie Harris – Need multiple volunteers.
Ticket Takers for Hayrides – Need multiple volunteers.
Horse Walkers – Scott Kuether: sekuether21@gmail.com – Need multiple volunteers.
Greeters in Welcome Area (front entrance)–Marketing Committee – Need multiple volunteers.
Boat Catchers (assisting people on/off boats/catching them) – Need multiple volunteers.
“Floaters” (willing to sub in an area on a moment’s notice) – Need multiple volunteers.
Parking Lot Attendants (maintaining orderly parking on our field) – Need multiple volunteers.
Tractor Drivers – Mark Beckmeyer: 618-335-9945 – Need multiple volunteers.
Boat Drivers (for 2 pontoon boats) – DuBois Center: 618-787-2202 – Need multiple volunteers.
Publicity (distributing FF flyers & media coverage) – Marketing Committee & DuBois Center.
(Contact DuBois Center: 618-787-2202 or Norma Borgmann: 618-292-4617 if no chair or telephone number is listed).

VOLUNTEERS are NEEDED in ALL of the above AREAS! We hope YOU will be able to help at Fall Festival

In addition, SNACKS (including cookies, cakes, pies, breads, etc.) are requested for the Sweet Shop (by Roadside Cottage). Your food and/or cash donations certainly make it possible for the Fall Festival visitors to make desired purchases. All the Sweet Shop profits are designated for our Camp/Retreat Scholarship Fund so as to financially assist future campers and/or retreaters.

An “Upscale Resale Shoppe” with items that are new or nearly new treasures valued at $5.00 or more will be featured again in Oak Lodge from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. Items will be priced rather than bid upon as in the Silent Auction. Suggestions for resale shop donations include: Handbags-totes; Jewelry-scarves; Indoor décor-baskets; Outdoor décor-decorative planters; Holiday décor-wreaths; and Christmas and/or Birthday Presents. All donated items will be in new or in excellent condition.

The Silent Auction (Oak Lodge) will be sold to the highest bidders from a selection of themed baskets, seasonal décor, unusual and practical items, etc. Donations of these items are truly welcomed. All donated Silent Auction entries need to be registered at the designated table by noon on October 7. Bidding numbers are required to participate. The Silent Auction will close at 3:30 pm.

There will also be 3 “Quilt Drawings” – each with unique design. One ticket is $1.00 or 6 tickets for $5.00.
We hope that you will mark your calendar now and seriously think about being a volunteer in any area. We will need volunteers on October 5 and 6 to set up all areas.

The Fall Festival is our major annual fundraiser. Profits are deposited in the General Fund with the exception of the Sweet Shop’s profits which are applied toward the Scholarship Fund. Monetary donations are greatly appreciated to help defray Fall Festival expenses and may be mailed in advance or given at Fall Festival.
Please help us promote the 42nd Fall Festival, and we hope to see you at DuBois Center on Sunday, October 7! .
Thanks for your support! The Outdoor Ministries Fall Festival Planning Committee: Norma Borgmann (Chair), Mark Beckmeyer, Susan Fuchs, Roger Harris, Don Kaiser, Alaina Scherle, and Nancy Wagner and DuBois Center staff

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It’s Quilt Time!

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The clock is ticking… less than 9 weeks until 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; 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.

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You can help by spreading the word! A flyer with pictures and tickets are 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 Norma Borgmann at 618-533-1658 (home) or 618-292-4617 (cell) to reserve a quilt.

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You’re Invited to Fall Festival 2018!

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Now that the 2018 summer camp season has concluded, we will soon be enjoying the cooler weather of autumn and the Fall Festival at DuBois Center.
This 42nd annual fall fundraiser will be held on Sunday, October 7 from 11 am to 5 pm. A list of chairs to supervise specific attraction areas and their contact numbers will be coming in an upcoming article. If you able to volunteer in a certain area (inside or outside) and know that already, please contact Norma Borgmann at 618-533-1658 or DuBois Center at 618-787-2202.
We are still looking for nice items to fill the tables of the “Upscale Resale Shoppe” and Silent Auction. Maybe you have been doing some summer housekeeping, downsizing, or just wanting to find a new owner(s) of new and/or almost new items. Please consider donating your item(s) for the “Upscale Resale Shoppe” which is featured in Oak Lodge. We are seeking purses, jewelry, seasonal decor, unique collectibles, toys, outdoor things, etc. We will put price tags on the entries if you do not want to do it. Please – NO clothing or sets of china ware. Be reminded that buyers need to carry their purchases to their vehicles. For more details about pick-up arrangements from your home, please contact Norma before September 30.
We will have a Silent Auction in the fireside area of Oak Lodge as well. We are asking for theme baskets, unique items, decor, etc. for attendees to submit bids on the accompanying sheets.
In addition, there will be three drawings for three unique, creative, and hand-made quilts that have been donated to DuBois Center for fundraising. We are most grateful for these donors’ generosity of time, talents, and passion for DuBois Center.
A packet of Fall Festival flyers and sheets of quilt tickets is being sent to each ISC church via snail mail in the next week. Please feel free to duplicate any of those sheets. They will also be included in future Weekly Connection edition(s). We ask that you assist in promoting the Fall Festival. Thank you in advance.
If you have any questions about the Fall Festival, please free feel to contact DuBois Center or nborgmann1658@charter.net. Hope to see many of you at DuBois Center on 10/7/18 as a visitor or volunteer.
Thank you!
 – The Outdoor Ministries Team — Fall Festival Planning Committee

Save These Dates

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Summer camp is winding down and planning for fall is in full swing. We have a great line-up of events once the sunscreen and beach towels are packed away. Save these dates and watch for additions and details.
Sept 14-15     ISC Confirmation Retreat
Sept 24          1st Day of Nature’s Classroom
October 6      Fall Festival Work Day
October 7   FALL FESTIVAL
Oct 12-14       Mother-Daughter Retreat
Oct 19-21       Southern Illinois Art Workshop
Dec 1              Thank You Christmas Party