President’s Letter – August 2017
Hope all are enjoying some vacation time and hopefully relaxation this summer. We have many different things going on at our Church: 1) We have been successful in purchasing the house and lot on Woodland Drive next to our property. The owners have agreed to our negotiated offer of $92,000. We have set a closing date for the 24th of August. We are working with the banks for a loan of $115,000 with the extra money being used to pay for the lift area enhancement and a new air conditioner for the education building. We have contacted 4 different lending institutions and are awaiting their reply. 2) In October of last year our roofs on the education building, the Church and the Hellenic Hall were damaged by hail. A claim was submitted to our insurance company and they agreed to replace all the roofs with new shingles. 3) Work is almost complete on the enhancement of the lift area. We hope those who have a need for the lift will find its use to be of benefit.
Our community’s Greek Festival is fast approaching. Remember this year’s festival is scheduled for 8, 9, and 10 of September. We have several new ideas we are working on in regard to this fundraiser: 1) We are working with Snyder Baptist Church to utilize some of their parking area and one of their buses for transportation between their parking lot and our church festival. 2) We are going to try to implement a drive through food area for limited afternoon hours on Friday and Saturday. 3) We will have soft drinks and water available in the Bakaliko and regular coffee available in the Pastry Shoppe. Beer and wine will be for sale outside as usual along with soft drinks. Greek coffee and frappes will still be available in the Kafenion. Our Greek Festival is a way for our church to make money to support our various activities. The Church needs all of us to donate our time and in some cases money or product to make this a successful festival. This is a time for our church community members to come together for three days, to get along and show off our great community, our Greek food, and enjoy working, dining, and dancing together in the name of Hellenism. We have done this in the past and pray that this trend will continue. See you at the festival!!
Reminder, come to Church on Sundays. Everyone is always welcome and encouraged to take on a more active role in our Church.
2017 Parish Council Members
|Steve Goodson||Parish Council President|
|Alfred Barefoot||Parish Council Vice President|
|Alexandra Dais||Parish Council Secretary|
|Mary Morgan||Parish Council Treasurer|
|Philip Senter||Parish Council Asst. Treasurer|
|Katherine Fasul||Parish Council|
|John Bantsolas||Parish Council|
|Peter Kalogerinis||Parish Council|
|Vince Higgins||Parish Council|
|Tommy Skenteris||Parish Council|
|Jimmy Diamantopoulos||Parish Council|