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                                                        THE NEWSLETTER OF EVANGELICAL CHILDREN’S HOME { W I N T E R N E W S L E T T E R } 2 0 0 8

                                                                                                                                            farm on the St. Charles Rock Road
                                                                                                                                            for $23,500. The farm was on one of
                                                                                                                                            the highest points of St. Louis County
                                                                                                                                            and provided a substantial mansion
                                                    •   Evangelical Children’s Home was                                                     and all the outbuildings, as well as
                                                    founded 145 years ago in 1858 by                                                        over 1,000 fruit bearing trees.
                                                    Reverend Louis Nollau and his congre-
                                                    gation, St. Peter’s Evangelical Church.                                                 • In the fall of 1866, 60 boys and
                                                    It was called the German Protestant                                                     girls moved to the country. It was a
                                                    Orphan’s Home. The first child to come                                                  half-day’s ride from the city by farm
                                                    was named Henry Sam. Many of the                                                        wagon.
                                                    children placed in the orphanage were
                                                    found roaming the streets and sleeping                                                  • By 1874, the number of children
                                                    in doorways due to the recurrent out-                                                   reached 250 and the Board of
                                                    breaks of cholera, a fatal disease at the                                               Directors had to make the decision to
                                                    time.                                                                                   turn some children away. The family
                                                                                                                                            had outgrown it’s current home. So,
                                                    •  In 1861, the German Protestant                                                       to accommodate everyone, that fall,
                                                    Orphan’s Home was incorporated and a                                                    a new home was completed that
                                                    Board of Directors was established.                                                     housed all 250 children, staff and the
                                                    • Until 1863, the children lived in the par-
                                                    sonage of St. Peter’s Evangelical Church.                                               •   Just 3 years later, in 1877, during a
                                                    These quarters soon became too small,                                                   blizzard, the building caught fire. Just 11
                                                    so the children moved to larger place on                                                months after the fire a new home was
                                                    Carr Street in St. Louis.                                                               dedicated on November 18. This home
                                                                                                                                            was built on the existing foundation.
                                                    •     To help support the German
                                                    Protestant Orphan’s Home, the children                                                  • By the end of the 1921, electricity
                                                    of the then flourishing parochial schools                                               had finally come to the Home.
                                                    brought a monthly offering of five cents
                                                    for the support for the orphans.                                                        • Up until 1918, all transactions were
                                                                                                                                            done in German. But in 1917, after
                                                    •  On the evening July 8, 1863, a fire,                                                 World War I, the Board decided that all
                                                    water and smoke damage destroyed
                                                    the home on Carr Street, leaving the 53
                                                                                                                                            religious instruction should be done in
                                                                                                                                            English. Then in September 1918, it
                                                    children and matron living there home-                                                  was decided that all future transac-
                                                    less. The children moved into Good

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                                                                                                                                            tions would be done in English.
                                                    Samaritan Hospital.
                                                                                                                                            • On September 18,1945, The Board
                                                    • Following the fire, Rev. Nollau and the                                               voted to rename the German
                                                    Board of Directors felt that the children                                               Protestant Orphan’s Home to
                                                    needed a place in the country where                                                     Evangelical Children’s Home. This
                                                    they could live with clean air and learn a                                              came following trouble during World
                                                    trade in live. They purchased a 65-acre                                                 War II.
                        Address Service Requested
ST. LOUIS, MO                                           1     Timeline                              3   Executive Director’s Note                Corporation/Foundation Spotlight
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                ST. LOUIS, MO 63114                     2     Protestants Orphans Home              4   Development
                                                                                                                                             6   Tributes & Memorials
                8240 ST. CHARLES ROCK RD.
                EVANGELICAL CHILDREN’S HOME                              Tributes & Memorials   7                         Dear EEC Staff9                     Champs & Jugs      11
                                                            Corporation/Foundation Spotlight    8                      Upcoming Events 10                    Database Update     12
                           Development                                                                                                                                                                                                      Executive Director’s Notes
                                                                                              GERMAN PROTESTANT
                                                                                              ORPHANS HOME                                                 {THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS}

                                                                                                                                                           Oliver A. Berwin, Jr., President

                                                                                              Evangelical Children's                                       James L. Brooks, Vice-President
                                                                                                                                                           E. David Viehmann, Vice-President                                                         s 2008 draws to a close and 2009 begins, it is hard to
                                                                                              Home 1858-2008                                               Dennis B. Mertz, Secretary
                                                                                                                                                           Paul G. Flynn, Treasurer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            believe that Evangelical Children’s Home is finishing its 150th year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of service. When I think of all the accomplishments that Evangelical
                                                                                                                                                           Stephen R. Schroeder, Asst. Treasurer
                                                                                              For 150 years, Evangelical Children’s Home has been                                                                                           Children’s Home has made and the number of children and fami-
                                                                                              offering children, youth and their families a safe haven     Robert H. Becker
                                                                                              and a helping hand.                                          Rev. C. Howell Bischoff                                                          lies we have helped, I am humbled by the legacy and thankful for
                                                                                                                                                           Robert H. Branom                                                                 what we have been able to do.
                                                                                              Throughout its history, we have offered children a loving    Gerhard K. Glassl
                                                                                              place to live; youth a way to learn to be independent and    Alan Hautly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For example, this past year we were able to help more than 2,000 indi-
                                                                                              successful; and families a place to heal and become          Ronald E. Hughey
                                                                                              whole again.                                                                                                                                  viduals and families, providing therapy, guidance and in many cases a
                           • 1946 saw the change in care from an orphanage to a more                                                                       Norman M. Love
                                                                                                                                                           Gail Saxton                                                                      home for those who may not have had a place to go. In the fall, we
                           residential treatment facility. Following World War II, more and
                           more children were being placed in Foster Care. The emerg-         As the times change, so does the programs of Evangelical     Lucille Smith                                                                    sent several young people to college with the promise that they would
                           ing role of Evangelical Children’s Home, in some cases,            Children’s Home. One thing, however, remains the same:
                                                                                                                                                           Shari Smith                                                                      have a place to come during breaks and holidays, helping financially
                           became that of a center for the emotionally damaged child.         our commitment to help those we have always worked
                                                                                                                                                           Annie L. Williams                                                                                as they begin a new chapter of their lives. We helped
                                                                                              with, the children, youth and families.
                           • During the mid 1950’s, six traditional houses were built to                                                                   {ADVISORY BOARD}                                                                                 the children we serve open up and begin the healing
                           replace the dormitory style living quarters.                       To continue helping the children, youth and families for
                                                                                                                                                           Dr. Robert A. Baur, Exeuctive                                                                    process. One young man who would not talk to any-
                                                                                              the next 150 years, we ask that you support Evangelical
                           • In the 1960’s the first group home was opened.                   Children’s Home through the 150th fund. Your donation
                                                                                                                                                              Director Emeritus                                                                             one is now not only cracking jokes to staff members
                                                                                              will allow us to purchase items needed for the children as   David R. Frensley, Board Member Emeritus                                                         and kids alike, he is also choreographing a dance rou-
                           • In 1965, the Day Care Center began to help Mothers who                                                                        James W. Smith, Board Member Emeritus
                           might otherwise be unable to care for their child.                 well as offer therapy for those who need it.                                                                                                                  tine with several of his peers for a performance at the
                           • In 1978, following a study in the Kansas City area, it was       For information on how to donate to Evangelical
                                                                                                                                                           {ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF}                                                                           school. We have placed countless children with
                           decided to open a girls unit as a branch of Evangelical                                                                         Michael P. Brennan, Executive Director                                                           healthy foster and adoptive families working hard to
                                                                                              Children’s Home or Steppingstone, contact the
                           Children’s Home.                                                                                                                Sharon L. Viet, St. Louis Operations Director
                                                                                              Development Office at 314-427-3755.                                                                                                                           make sure that we have found the right fit for each
                                                                                                                                                           Duane L. Lewis, Kansas City Steppingstone Director
                           •   The On-grounds school was reinstated in 1982.                                                                               Sharon Fenoglio, CFRE, Development Director                                                      child so they would not have to make too many
                                                                                                                                                           Donetta Kowalski, Controller                                                                     changes in their young lives.
                           •  The St. Louis Campus began Steppingstone services for                                                                        GrafxWorx: Fee Rook, “Home News” Design
                           older children in 1986.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              These examples are only a few of the things we
                           • The Family and Personal Counseling Center was started in                                                                      Evangelical Children's Home                                                                        have been able to accomplish during 2008 and for

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Michael Brennan
                                                                                                                                                           St. Louis (314) 427-3755                                                                           every year of our 150 years we could give countless
                           • In 1988, the first Day Treatment kids began at Evangelical                                                                    Kansas City (816) 356-0187                                                       ways that we have been able to work with children and families in
                           Children’s Home.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  need. As I think of these accomplishments, I recognize that while
                           • Alma Group Home was started in 1990.                                                                                                                                                                           we have always had a supportive staff that is willing to go beyond
   2                                                                                                                                                       Evangelical Children’s Home is a private not-for-                                                                                                          3
                           • The Secured and Assessment Units opened in the 1990s.                                                                         profit childcare agency, voluntarily affiliated with                             the call of duty, we would not be able to do what we do without you,
                                                                                                                                                           the Council for Health and Human Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            our loyal and generous supporters.
                           • In 1997, the Kansas City program changed to the inde-

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                                                                                                                                                           Ministries related to the United Church of Christ.
                           pendent living program, Steppingstone.                                                                                          Evangelical Children’s Home adheres to Federal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
                                                                                                                                                           and State laws which prohibit discrimination in                                  As we continue in these challenging times, one thing stays con-
                           •   Family Reunification Services began in 1999.                                                                                the delivery of services on the basis of race,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            stant, the children and families we serve will continue to need our
                                                                                                                                                           color, national origin, age, sex, handicap/disability
                           •   During 2000, the Carrie Elligson Gietner School was built.                                                                  or religious belief.                                                             help and we will continue to need your help if we hope to keep up
                           •   Family Focus Residential Services began in 2001.                                                                                                                                                             the good work that we do on a daily basis.
                                                                                                                                                           Certified by: The Council on Accreditation
                           •   During 2003, the Intensive In-Home Services began.
                                                                                                                                                           Member of: Missouri Coalition of Children’s
                                                                                                                                                           Agencies, Child Welfare League of America                                        I know that times are tough all over, but please continue to remem-
                           •  2005 saw the start of the Family Case Management                                                                             Approved by: Charities Committee, Chamber                                        ber Evangelical Children’s Home and the work we have done for
                           Program, offering foster care services to families in need and                                                                  of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis, MO
                                                                                                                                                           Founding Member of the Missouri Alliance for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            over 150 years.
                           the Assessment Unit was converted to the Social and
                           Behavioral Learning Unit for boys.                                                                                              Children & Families
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Michael Brennan
                           • In 2008, Evangelical Children’s Home celebrated 150 years.                                                                    Evangelical Children’s Home is not a United Way Agency.
                           Development                                                                                                                                                        Corporation Foundation Spotlight
                                                                                                   DEBBIE TOPI
                            LAST CHANCE FOR MISSOURI                                               Debbie     Topi      recently   joined
                                                                                                   Steppingstone staff as the community rela-
                                                                                                                                                      Employees Community                                                                         States stated that on average, dropouts are more likely to be
                            STATE INCOME TAX CREDITS                                               tions specialist. She is charged with promot-                                                                                                  unemployed than high school graduates, earn less money when

                            Donations must be made by
                                                                                                   ing the transitional living program we offer
                                                                                                   and enhancing good will throughout the             Fund of Boeing St. Louis                                                                    they do work, rely more heavily on public assistance than high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  school graduates, and make up a disproportionate percentage
                                December 31, 2008
                                                                                                   community we serve.
                                                                                                   Steppingstone represents Debbie’s first
                                                                                                                                                      SUPPORTS FAMCARE                                                                            of the nation’s prison and death row inmates.

                                                                                                   efforts at public relations, although she has                                                                                                  With these statistics in mind, Gietner’s curriculum combines dif-
                                                                                                   worked for more than 25 years in the related       The Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis has generous-
                              Evangelical Children's Home has been awarded a                       field of journalism. She will use the skills       ly contributed $5,000 annually toward the software development for                          ferent approaches including smaller class sizes, individual
                               grant from the Missouri Department of Economic                      she’s acquired in interviewing, research and       our FamCare system, which is a customized software program that                             instruction, therapeutic intervention, structured behavioral
                             Development enabling us to offer state tax credits to                 writing in her new position.                       records and tracks many of our quantitative outcomes. Boeing’s                              expectations and consequences, and a higher degree of individ-
                                                                                                                                                      most recent support of $5,000 directly impacted the software needs                          ualized self-paced instruction necessary for them to integrate
                             eligible donors to Youth Opportunities Project (YOP).                 Debbie holds a bachelor’s degree in journal-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  back into their community school to achieve their ultimate goal
                                                                                                   ism from the University of Missouri-               of Carrie Eligson Gietner School. The support from Boeing
                                                                                                   Columbia. She was a reporter at The Kansas         enhanced the school’s existing software to improve its functionali-                         of high school graduation.
                            WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Anyone with a Missouri Tax liability mak-
                                                                                                   City Star before putting her career on hold to     ties to better manage each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP),
                            ing a donation of $500 or more between January 1, 2006 and             raise three children. She is married to John       which is a written document through the Special School District that                        The Boeing Employee’s Community Fund of St. Louis is an
                            December 31, 2008. Gifts of Cash and Stock are eligible.               Topi, a project executive at General Services      outlines a student’s educational goals.                                                     employee-owned and managed charitable giving fund that sup-
                                                                                                   Administration, and they make their home in                                                                                                    ports community service agencies in regions where Boeing
                            HOW MUCH IS THE TAX CREDIT WORTH? The tax cred-                        Blue Springs.                                      Evangelical Children’s Home’s Carrie Eligson Gietner School is a                            employees live and work. It is employees who mange the funds
                            it is worth 50% of your YOP donation. For example, a dona-             During her years at home raising her children,     fully accredited alternative education program serving up to 80                             and choose the community projects that receive their help.
                                                                                                                 now 20-year-old twin boys            middle and high school aged children, who are struggling with                               Boeing Employee’s Community Fund of St. Louis has been a
                            tion of $500 would equal a $250 tax credit. Plus your
                                                                                                                 and a 12-year-old daughter,          issues that put them at a significantly high risk of becoming high                          supporter of Evangelical Children’s Home’s programs and serv-
                            regular federal and state tax deductions apply forthe                                she continued to work from                                                                                                       ices since and we are truly grateful for their generosity. We also
                                                                                                                                                      school dropouts. This makes Gietner School truly the last chance
                            entire $500 donation. Credits can be carried over five                               home as a freelance writer.                                                                                                      recognize it is through community foundations, like Boeing’s
                                                                                                                                                      at academic success for many of these students.
                            years.                                                                               Her articles have appeared                                                                                                       that makes it possible for us to continue to provide at-risk chil-
                                                                                                                 The Kansas City Star and
                                                                                                                 TWINS Magazine.                      The U.S. Department of Education’s report from the National Center                          dren and their families with the resources needed for them to live
                            HOW DO I APPLY? Just designate your donation of                                                                           for Education Statistics, Dropout Rates in the United                                       as healthy, productive members of the St. Louis community.
                                                                                                                  During her years at home,
                            $500 or more when you mail it in as a YOP contribution.                               Debbie also researched, wrote
                                                                                                                  and published a book dealing
                                                                                                                  with a subject very near to her

                              APPRECIATED STOCKS-
                                                                                                                  heart--twins. TWINformation-
                                                                                                                  The Biology, Psychology and
                                                                                                                  Development of Twins details
                                                                                                                                                    Foundations, Corporations, Businesses, Organizations Gifts
                              Win-Win to help Kids!                                                               the special issues encoun-
                                                                                                                  tered while growing up twins
                                                                                                                                                    Aetna Giving Campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                           Mastor Telecom Equipment, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Mehlville Lions Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Deaconess Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Young Group, Ltd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Girl Scouts Troop 1403
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Grapevine Wines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Renaissance Plastic Surgery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   River City Rascals
                                                                                                                  and raising twins. Debbie also                                           Metron Surveying Co.                U.C.C. Women's Fellowship,         Great Harvest Bread Co.          RW Designs
                                                                                                                                                    Blue Ridge Bank and Trust
                            GIFTS OF SECURITIES The best stocks to donate                                         will use the experience she                                              MFA Incorporated                      Seward, NE                       H & H Health Associates, Inc.    Schlafly Beer
                                                                                                                                                    Cardinals Care
                                                                                                                  gained by marketing and pro-                                             Microsoft Matching Gifts            Wall Street Capital Advisors LLC   Hautly Cheese Company, Inc.      Schroeder & Associates, PC
                            are those that have increased in value, particularly those                            moting the book in her new        Centaur Building Services Inc.
                                                                                                                                                    Collier's Funeral Home                    Program                          Wells Fargo Home Mortgage          Hermann Hill Vineyard & Inn      Shop 'n Save
                            producing a low yield. In order to optimize tax savings, it is crit-   role at Steppingstone. Those experiences                                                Missouri Foundation For Health                                         Hodak's Restaurant               South County Senior Law &
                                                                                                   include public speaking and other marketing      Combined Federal Campaign
                            ical that you transfer securities directly to Evangelical Children’s
                                                                                                   techniques. Ironically, Steppingstone’s direc-   Davlan Engineering                     Missouri Housing Development        {INKIND}                           Infinity Laser Hair Removal         Estate Planning Center, LLC
                            Home, rather than liquidate them and donate the proceeds.                                                               Dean, Inc.                                Commission                       Academy of Sacred Heart            Isaac Bruce Foundation           St. Louis Blues
                                                                                                   tor, Duane Lewis, and his twin brother, David,
                                                                                                                                                    Distribution Management, Inc.          Missouri Mid South Conference       Aerial Bouquets                    J.U.G.S., Inc.                   St. Louis Cardinals
                                                                                                   are featured in Debbie’s book.
 4                          DEPRECIATED SECURITIES If you have taken a loss on stock                                                                Employees Community Fund               MO. State Employee Charitable       Alpha XI Delta                     Jake's Steaks                    St. Louis Casa Loma Ballroom     5
                                                                                                   Just before her twins started college more          of Boeing St. Louis                    Campaign                         American Image Salon & Spa         John's Butcher Shoppee, Inc.     St. Louis Christmas Carols
                            and wish to sell it, generally you should not transfer the stock to    than a year ago, Debbie returned to full-time    Financial Federal Credit Union         Molitor & Biller CPA'S              Ameristar Casino St. Charles       Kappa Phi Sorority                  Association

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                            ECH, but rather sell the stock yourself to realize the loss for tax    work as a reporter for The Examiner newspa-      Heartland Combined Federal             Mutual of America                   B & B Automotive, Inc.             Kennelwood Pet Resorts           St. Louis Control Tower
                                                                                                   per. She worked covering various communi-                                               Old Newsboys Day                    Brunswick Zone Lakeside            Ladies Aid, ECH                  St. Louis Rams - Community
                            purposes. You can then contribute the proceeds from the sale.                                                              Campaign.
                                                                                                   ty entities, including the police and fire                                              Peters Painting                     Bryan Cave LLP                     Lockridge Cleaning Co.              Outreach/Donations
                                                                                                                                                    International Brotherhood Electrical
                                                                                                   departments, the courts and city hall.                                                  Progress Services Group, Inc.       Cafe DeMenil                       Lombard's Restaurant             St. Louis Slam
                                                                                                   Covering police and writing features about          Workers
                            WIRE TRANSFER INSTRUCTIONS hould you decide to                                                                                                                 Pulaski Bank                        Catering St. Louis/Boathouse       Maggiano's                       Star Vacuum & Janitorial
                                                                                                   interesting community members were               Irwin Equipment, Inc.
                            transfer stock to Evangelical Children’s Home, following are           among her favorites. Debbie believes that        J.U.G.S., Inc.                         RicAnello Creative Consortium, lc   Circus Flora                       Mason Bridgeton Lodge #80           Supply Company
                            wire instructions to the ECH gift processing account at                                                                 Joe Milner Carpets, Inc.               Riebold Construction, LLC           CMW Equipment                      Maverick Technologies Holdings   Steak 'n Shake
                                                                                                   everyone has at least one story about their
                                                                                                                                                    Kappa Phi Sorority                     Ruf-Evangelical Children's Home     Community State Bank -             Memphis Redbirds Baseball        Sunglass Hut
                            Charles Schwab for your financial institution:                         lives worth sharing-and, many times, more.
                                                                                                                                                    Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP             Sachs Electric Co.                     Bowling Green & Troy MO            Foundations                   The Melting Pot
                                                                                                   She looks forward to meeting all the new
                            Account Name: Evangelical Children’s Home                              people who will come into her life as a result   Kimaterials, Inc.                      Schroeder & Associates, PC          Dream For A Day                    Microsoft Corp.                  The Pageant in the Loop
                            For Credit to Account #: 2222-2241                                     of her role at Steppingstone and would feel      Kiwanis Club of Independence           Service Partners                    Drury Inns, Inc.                   Moe's South West Grill           The Ritz Carlton
                                                                                                   lucky to hear your stories.                      Ladies Aid, ECH                        Smugglers Inn                       Ernie Yaeger, America's            Molitor & Biller CPA'S           The Wilkes Group
                            DTC Clearing: 0164, Code 40                                                                                                                                    St. Louis Christmas Carols             Best Vacation Rentals           Monsanto Matching Gift Center    The Wine & Cheese Place
                                                                                                                                                    Len's Auto Repair, Inc.
                            ECH Tax ID: 43-0654856                                                 Visit her by calling (816) 356-0187, emailing    Limited Leasing Company                   Assoc.                           Fortel's Pizza Den                 Morgenthaler's                   Two Blue Doors
                                                                                                   at, or, best of all, stop by   Lockridge Cleaning Co.                 St. Louis County Deer Creek         Funny Bone Comedy Club             Paint Me Pottery                 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
                            Please notify Sharon Fenoglio when to expect your gift to arrive       her office for a moment.                         Mark Hall Cabinetry                    Career Center                       Gateway Chapter of the Associa-    Pasta House Company              West Community Credit Union
                                                                                                                                                    Market Probe                           St. Peter's Cemetery                   tion of Legal Administrators    PRP Wine International, Inc.     Woodard Cleaning &
                            at 314-427-3755 or                                                                                                                       Sutter Plumbing Company, Inc.                                                                              Restoration Services
                           Memorials & Tributes                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Memorials & Tributes
                            Russell Abert                    Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kraus         Blanche Denk                     Willard Heseman                Charles F. and Charles H.         Donna Marietta's Mother          Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Ray         Robert Ries                      Ms. Mary Beth Farkas             Lela Viehmann
                            Mrs. Verna K. Abert              Mrs. Martha Lindner             Mr. and Mrs. William F. Fialka   Mrs. Dollie K. Busch           Juengel                           Mr. and Mrs. Tony Marietta       Mr. and Mrs. Richard Scott     Mr. and Mrs. Harold Thies        Mr. and Mrs. Chris Gumper        Mrs. Lorraine Lewis
                                                             Mrs. Karen Moffat, Cub Scout                                                                    Mrs. Jeanette Juengel             Mr. and Mrs. Al Sterner          Ms. Shirley Smith                                               Fr. and Mrs. Larry Herzog        Mrs. Martha Lindner
                            Elizabeth Ackmann                Pack 34, Den 8                  Anna, William and Phillip        Jacob Heutel                                                                                                                     Elmer Roethemeyer                Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hobbs         Mr. and Mrs. Randy Scharf
                            Ms. Martha A. Ackmann            Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pennington     Dettleff                         Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Lynch   Otto Kampen                       Helen Maurer                     Doris L. Ochsner               Mrs. Norma E. Roethemeyer        Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Jesse     Mr. and Mrs. Harold Thies
                                                             Mr. and Mrs. Wayne              Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lehmann      Mrs. Sandra L. Meyer           Mrs. Norma E. Roethemeyer         Mr. and Mrs. Glenn C. DeVan      Mr. John H. Ochsner                                             Mr. Larry A. Justice             Mr. and Mrs. Ernie W.
                            Elva Anderson                    Pennington                                                                                                                                                                                        Joan Rohman                      Mr. and Mrs. Bob Morton          Viehmann
                            Miss Maxine A. Anderson          Queathem Girls (Carol, Diane,   Elsie H. Doney                   Ed Hilton                      Reannan Lynn Kloxin               Sharon Mazander                  Alma O'Connor                  Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Baur      Mr. Thomas G. Murphy             Mr. and Mrs. John A.
                                                             Betty, Mary & Linda)            Mr. and Mrs. Robert Branom       Joan, Martha, Lisa,            Mr. Rick Kloxin                   Mr. and Mrs. William E. Hasten   Ms. Loretta Elise Daulley      Mr. and Mrs. Domenic             Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J.           Viehmann
                                                             Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Robinson                                     Vanessa, Mary                                                                                     Mrs. Ruth Elise Daulley        Fenoglio and Family              Peniston
                            Elva and Eugene Anderson
                            Miss Maxine A. Anderson          Ms. Alvina G. Schmidt           Ruth Dressel                                                    Eleanor Kniker                    Arene McCormack                                                 Mr. and Mrs. Harold Thies        Mrs. LaVerne Schlinkmann         Vera Vinceri
                                                             Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Stemme      Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. May        Rosemary Hilton                Mr. and Mrs. Robert Branom        Mrs. Syble L. Self               Joyce Ogle                                                      Rev. and Mrs. Richard            Mrs. Helen M. Tiefenbruck
                                                             Mr. and Mrs. Walter J.                                           Joan, Martha, Lisa, Vanessa,                                                                      Mr. and Mrs. Carl I. Stein     Aurora C. Sass                   Simonson
                            Eugene Anderson
                                                             Stuckmeyer                      Roy and Anna Eckelmann           Mary, Jamie                    Raymond H. Kreienheder            Nadine McDonald                                                 Rev. and Mrs. William J. Sass    St. Louis County/Deer Creek      Edwin T. Wade
                            Miss Maxine A. Anderson
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                                                                                             Mr. Ronald R. Eckelmann                                         Mrs. Margaret Kreienheder
                                                                                                                              Leroy H. Hirschman                                                                                Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Estes                                     The Guys from Pinochle           Mrs. Bette Clark
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                                                             Myrene Benteman                                                  Mrs. Leroy H. Hirschman                                                                           Ms. Marcella M. Grossheim
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                                                             Mr. Norman R. Benteman                                                                                                                                             Mr. and Mrs. Robert Masters
                                                                                             Mrs. Nan Steffen                                                Mr. and Mrs. Mark N. Amiri        Mr. and Mrs. John Marietta                                                                       - The Young Group, Ltd.          Mr. and Mrs. John J. Ruf
                                                                                                                              Helen Hoelker                                                                                     Mr. Robert L. Pollman
                            Louise Bader                                                                                                                     Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Baur                                                                       Carl Schmidt                     Mr. and Mrs. Donald Trokey       Smugglers Inn - Janet and
                                                             Rev. and Mrs. Edwin H.                                           Mrs. Marion Cross                                                                                 Mr. and Mrs. Doug Ude, Sr.
                            Mr. and Mrs. Allen H.                                            Bill and Lois Evans                                             Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Follett   Ron Mester                                                      Mrs. Ruth E. Schmidt                                              Friends
                                                             Berger                                                                                                                            Mr. and Mrs. R. Henry                                                                            Aubrey Sonderman                 Ms. Debbie Wehrenbrecht
                            Burgess, Jr.                                                     Mrs. Marion Cross                                               Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Meyer
                                                             Mr. and Mrs. James G. Berger                                     Alberta Hofmeister                                                                                Parents
                                                                                                                                                             Harry and “Sam” Reisenheiter      Branom, Jr.                                                     Ralph Schmitt                    Mrs. Ruth Sonderman
                                                                                                                              Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brown                                                                           Mr. and Mrs. Glenn H.
                            Alma Bangert                                                     Gertrude Fienup                                                 Mrs. Maxine Reisenleiter                                                                          Ms. Marian Clark                                                  Virginia Wehmeyer
                                                             Herbert Berger                                                   Mr. and Mrs. Ron Burlison                                                                         Hertenstein
                            Mr. and Mrs. Edward Viehmann                                     Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur G. Fienup                                   Missy and Mark Rice               Gloria & Kathleen Meyer                                                                          Gene Frank Sprich                Mrs. Merle Berger
                                                             Mrs. Merle Berger                                                Mr. and Mrs. Tom Chaney
                                                                                                                                                                                               Mr. Carl V. Meyer                                               Kenneth E. Schneider             Mrs. Roberta W. Sprich
                                                                                                                              Mr. and Mrs. Gene Clarke                                                                          Richard Parker
                            Nancy Bardenheier                                                Hildegarde Finkeldei                                            JoAnn Kummer                                                                                      Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Curran                                         Todd White
                                                             Janet A. Bigley                                                  Dean, Inc.                                                                                        Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Lynch
                            Mrs. D. Marcelle Kountzman                                       Mr. Frederick A. Finkeldei                                      Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Meeker     Arabelle V. Miller                                                                               Louise Stemme                    Mr. and Mrs. Allen H.
                                                             Mrs. Mildred Lodes                                               Mr. and Mrs. Buz Farrell
                                                                                                                                                                                               Mr. Eldred T. Miller                                            Shirley Schnitzer                Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Stemme       Burgess, Jr.
                                                                                                                              Ms. Jacquelyn Flo Farrell                                                                         Ronald Porter
                            Vivien Beach                                                     Lillian Friemel                                                 Barbara Lemmons                                                    Mr. John F. Litzsinger         Schroeder & Associates, PC
                                                             Laura May Boemler                                                Mrs. Sue M. Feeler
                            Mrs. Carol J. Ronecker                                           Mr. and Mrs. Charles D.                                         Mrs. Laverne Lemmons              Dean Roy Miller                                                                                  Nina Stevener                    Ernest & Virgilia Williams
                                                             Mrs. Ruth E. Hart                                                Monday Night Gang
                                                                                             Bogner                                                                                            Fred Schemmer Family             Mike Porzelt                   Maryalee Schuetz                 Faith United Church of Christ,   Mr. and Mrs. John W. Pehr
                                                             Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schrader                                        Mr. and Mrs. Gary Muehrer
                            Wilbur Beckemeier                                                Mr. and Mrs. John Bugele                                        Melvin Lichte                                                      Miss Debbie K. Fortman         Ms. Helen Brandenburg Barks      Butler, MO
                                                             Mr. and Mrs. Donald Self                                         Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Pape
                            Mr. and Mrs. Donald                                              Mr. and Mrs. Brad Kirkpatrick    Mr. and Mrs. Steven Ramsey     Mrs. Alberta Lichte               John L. Morris                                                  Rev. and Mrs. Fred L.                                             Philip R. Wilson
                            Boekemeier                       Claudia A. Bretsnyder           Mr. and Mrs. Ronald R.           Riebold Construction, LLC -                                      Mr. Paul J. Morris               John Powell                    Brandenburg                      Aubrey and Alice Stiles          Mrs. Grace Wilson
                            Mr. and Mrs. William R. Burch    Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Witte   Shadwick                         Daniel, Susan, Carol and       Marjorie Lietzke                                                   Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Baur                                     Mr. and Mrs. Clifton V. Watts
                            Ms. Kathryn Davis & Family                                       Mr. and Mrs. James F.            Bob Sachs Electric Co.         Fred Schemmer Family              William and Wilma Mudd                                          Carole Diane Shea                                                 Louise Woodley
   6                        Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Dierberg     Elmer Busch                     Sheahan                          Ms. Judy Taylor and                                              Mr. and Mrs. Don Harkins         Phoebe Della Sue               Mr. James Shea                   Roy and Virginia Stout           Mr. and Mrs. George W.        7
                            Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dorman          Mrs. Dollie K. Busch            Mr. and Mrs. Mel Wagner          Mr. John Taylor                Mary Spark Linstroth                                               Pruessner                                                       Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Stout     Paugh
                            Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dowden                                        Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Woehrle                                    Ms. Mary L. Zeltmann              Clifford Murphy                  Miss Rowena Helmer             Rose Sieckmann Family

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                                                                                                                              Mr. and Mrs. Stephen

                            Mr. and Mrs. Domenic Fenoglio    Mabel Carroll                                                    M. Wichlan                                                       Mrs. Armarie B. Murphy                                          Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lehmann      Edwin Tate                       Edna Woods
                            and Family                       Ms. Marian Clark                Christine Groene                 Mr. and Mrs. John Willard      Roy and Dorothy Litzsinger                                         Marvel Radeackar                                                Mr. Vincent Clooney              Mrs. Audrey D. Turner
                            Mr. and Mrs. Norman Gillmann                                     Mr. Allen Holtman                                               Mr. and Mrs. Steve J. Grover      Hank Murphy                      Ms. Elizabeth Matick           Emily Simons
                            Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Graeler       Bill R. Cato                                                     Frank Horak                                                      Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Baur      Ms. Suzanne M. Matick          "The Clubb Girls"                Kay Thiele                       Fred and Florence Zeitinger
                            Mr. and Mrs. Marvin E. Guebert   Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rahn         Janet Grunewald                  Mrs. Eloise Horak              Lolita Lo Piccolo                                                                                 Mr. and Mrs. Ken Bouzek          Mr. and Mrs. John W. Thiele      Mr. Raymond H. Zeitinger
                            Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Haas                                      Mr. Peter A. Horton                                             Ms. Gloria Griffero               Clara Nabors                     Dena Resch                     Centaur Building Services Inc.
                            Mr. and Mrs. John Jung           Henry G. & Alice V.                                              Olinda L. Huebner                                                Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fort           Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Stemme     Mr. and Mrs. William Cotner      Russ Tice                        Ruth Zeltmann
                            Miss Ann C. Klasing              Dauderman                       Bob Hackmann                     Mr. John Thies, Jr.            Loved Ones                        Mr. and Mrs. Joel Hauck                                         Ms. Mary Davis and Ms.           Mr. and Mrs. Allen H.            Ms. Mary L. Zeltmann
                            Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Klasing   Mr. Dan H. Dauderman            Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Stout                                    Mrs. Anita J. Franke              Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hensley         Jimmy Mae Rideout              Mary Lee Davis                   Burgess, Jr.
                            Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Klasing                                                                      Norma Jaspring                 Mrs. Laverne Lemmons              J.U.G.S., Inc.                   Mrs. Marion Cross              Ms. Joy Dressel and Mr.                                           William Zichler
                            Ms. Henrietta Knobbe             Clarence A. Davenport           Victor Hauck                     Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E. Cordes                                     Ms. Barbara J. Mabrey                                           Bill Brinkhorst                  Marica Twiehaus                  Ms. Jeanette Wootten
                                                             Ms. Jan L. Davenport            Mrs. Shirley Brethauer           Mrs. Marion Cross                                                                                 George E. Riemann              Mrs. Margaret Engelsdorfer       Henry and Corrine Twiehaus       Mr. William C. Wootten, Jr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mrs. Ruth Riemann
                           Memorials & Tributes                                                                                                                                                                     On The Home Front
                             {IN HONOR OF}                   Hazel Evans' 96th Birthday   Frank L. May's 65th           Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Waddle's
                                                             Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Evans     Birthday                      Wedding Anniversary
                             Marci Alexander and Her                                      Mr. and Mrs. Donald Koewing   Mr. Russell H. Moll

                                                                                                                                                                 A Word of PRAISE

                             Service Team                    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
                             Mr. Richard D. Ropp             Gladden's 61st Wedding       Rev. Polly McWilliams'        Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wagner's
                                                             Anniversary                  Years as Chaplain at          50th Wedding Anniversary
                             Mr. and Mrs. Norman J.          Mr. and Mrs. William R.      Evangelical Children's        Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wagner's              Recently, the Early Education Center received this wonderful note of praise
                             Ameling's 60th Wedding          Gladden                      Home                          Children                                 and we thought we would share it with you. For more information concern-
                             Anniversary                                                  Rev. Thomas J. Ressler
                                                             Sandra Gold's 70th                                         Clarence J. Wassilak's 91st
                                                                                                                                                                 ing the Early Education Center, please contact us at (314) 427-3755.
                             Mr. and Mrs. M. Grattendick
                                                             Birthday                     Memories Are Forever          Birthday
                             Dr. and Mrs. Robert A.          Mrs. Dorothy Vallat Ernst    Ms. Regina Berwin             Mr. Emory Hampel

                             Baur's 50th Wedding
                             Anniversary                     Steven B. Goldman's          Jeff and Laura Mignerone      Rev. Paul A. Wobus' Birthday
                             Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ridder        Birthday                     Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert A.       Mrs. Kathy Saylor
                             Lee Thomas and Family           Mr. and Mrs. Robert Branom   Meyer                                                            Dear EEC Staff,
                                                                                                                        Myrtle Woods's 90th
                             Dr. Robert A. Baur and          Linda Goodiel's Birthday     Mr. and Mrs. William          Birthday                           We wanted to drop you a note on the day of your open house to tell you how much we love this center
                             Family                          Mrs. Grace H. Capstick       Miller's 50th Wedding         Mrs. Clarice Beckemeier            and all the staff who work here. I have been a social worker for the State of Missouri for about 18 years
                             Mr. and Mrs. Calvert G. Helms                                Anniversary
                                                                                                                                                           now. I have been in contact with nearly every daycare center in the St. Louis area; both very expensive
                                                             Marvin and Ethel             Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dudding

                                                                                                                                                           and low-income facilities. I can honestly say that your center is the best one I have seen. You may not
                             Mr. and Mrs. C. E.              Guebert's 60th Wedding                                     Laura Jacobs                       have the most money or the fanciest facility, but you have the biggest hearts, and your love for children
                             Binkholder's 45th Wedding       Anniversary                  Mr. and Mrs. Robert           {MEMORIALS}
                             Anniversary                     Mrs. Clarice Beckemeier      Oliver's 70th Wedding                                            shoes in your faces and words.
                                                                                                                        Nancy H. Eble
                             Mrs. Jewell Boekenheide         Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Graeler   Anniversary
                                                                                                                        Mrs. Nannette M. Barstow
                                                             Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W.       Mrs. Clarice Beckemeier                                          As a social worker, one of the first signs that a center is not functioning well is the level of noise you hear
                             Robert Branom's Birthday        Klasing                      Mr. and Mrs. Burnell                                             when you walk through the door. Some facilities are full of screaming kids and chaos no matter when
                             Mrs. Susan K. O'Briant
                                                             Mr. and Mrs. George          Raebel's 50th Wedding
                                                                                                                        Herbert Wintermeyer                you enter. Those children do not feel safe or loved, and the stress of being in a situation without the
                                                                                                                        SCHOLARSHIP FUND                   proper structure is evident in their behavior. I have NEVER seen chaos in your facility. I understand that

                             Bob and Teddy Branom            Heger's 70th Wedding         Anniversary
                                                                                                                        {IN HONOR OF}                      children cry sometimes, and that is unavoidable, but I have never walked in the door of your facility and
                             Mrs. Susan K. O'Briant          Anniversary                  Mr. and Mrs. Don Davis
                                                             Mrs. Clarice Beckemeier                                    Louis Gerber                       heard numerous children wailing and kids screaming and yelling.
                             Paulette Barth Cooper                                        Rev. Joseph Rowley's          Mrs. Arline Gerber
                             Ms. Charlesta Zekert            Melba Higgins' 80th          Installation as Associate                                        Another sign that a facility is doing well is the faces of the children who attend. (Our child) seriously loves
                                                             Birthday                     Pastor of Parkway UCC         Emmet Schmelig, Sr.
                                                                                                                                                           coming to school. She loves her teachers and all of the staff. She feels safe and secure and loved! There
                             George and Susan Curtman        Ms. Janet Juedemann          Parkway UCC, Town &           Mr. and Mrs. Leon R. Walter
   8                         Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Ridder                                  Country, MO
                                                                                                                                                           is no greater comfort to a parent than knowing that their child is loved all the time, even at school! I have     9
                                                             Rev. Thomas S. Higgins       Ms. Margaret Diz Philip       Rev. Herbert Wintermeyer           seen the faces of the other children entering and leaving and they all look happy and contented. What a

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                             Rev. George Dohm, Jr.'s         Mr. and Mrs. Edward Graves                                 Mr. Brock R. Bukowsky              great credit to all of you!
                             Installation                                                 Caleb Sommer and Whitney
                             Mr. and Mrs. Donald Self        Alma Jung's 90th Birthday    Sommer's Graduation                                              You have had an amazing impact on (our child). She LOVES coming to school every day, and is learning
                                                             Mrs. Clarice Beckemeier      Mrs. Janet Rock                                                  at an amazing rate! She is learning so many important lessons from all of you; how to be a good friend,
                             Dr. and Mrs. Donald H.
                                                                                                                                                           how to be a good student, how to respect adults, how to follow instructions, how to take turns, how to
                             Driemeier's 70th Birthdays      Mr. and Mrs. Mel Kohl        Mr. and Mrs. Major Thomas'
                                                                                                                                                           speak and all of the regular educational learning she is getting from you! She is a better person because
                             Mr. and Mrs. Warren E.          Mr. and Mrs. Mel Kohl        50th Wedding Anniversary
                             Roades                                                       Miss Hilda Moeller                                               of all of you, and we want you to know that our lives are better because you all are a part of it! We
                                                             Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. May    Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Ridder                                      appreciate you and all you do!
                             Sonny and Nancy Ellis'          Mrs. Joan Althaus
                             Mr. and Mrs. Ray A. Gerdes
                           Development                                                                                                                                                                       On The Home Front
                                 EVENTS A Evangelical Children's Home                                                                                                                             Athletics: MORE THAN
                                 Evangelical Children’s Home hosts many great events throughout the year. If you would
                                 like to be a part of the planning committees for any of these events or if you would like                                                                        JUST SPORTS
                                 more information, contact the St. Louis Development Office at 314-427-3755.                                                                                      Evangelical Children’s Home, along with 21 other children’s homes in
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Missouri and Illinois, is a member of the Children’s Home Activity Meet
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Program, or CHAMP. CHAMP was organized to help children living at agen-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  cies like Evangelical Children’s Home experience being part of a team.

                           WURSTMARKT a                                                   ANNUAL GOLF TOURNA-                                                                                     There are several different sports and activities for each organization to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                  involved in and they are offered at different times of the year. These activi-
                           Huge Success!                                                  MENT Draws More Players                                                                                 ties include kickball, basketball, volleyball (all boys’ team, co-ed team),
                                                                                                                                                                                                  indoor soccer, track, and tchouk ball, a game with no defense and two
                                                                                                                                                                                                  rebounding nets where teams try to score a point using a small rubber ball
                           Evangelical Children’s Home hosted a traditional               The 8th Annual Golf Classic Hosted by Randy Karraker of
                           Wurstmarkt instead of the Picnic in the Park this year. Over   Charter Communications opened play at noon on a rainy                                                   similar to a soccer ball.
                           200 people enjoyed music, craft booths from the area           Monday morning, but that did not keep the golfers away. More
                           churches and a traditional Wurstmarkt meal on the St.
                           Louis campus. There was even a petting zoo and children’s
                                                                                          than 120 golfers arrived to hit the links at Old Hickory Golf
                                                                                          Club in St. Peters, Missouri and eventually the sun began to    A Great HONOR                           "The idea of CHAMP is for the kids to learn the skills needed for sports, such
                                                                                                                                                                                                  as working as a team and the athletic skills required," says Kaysi Rinks, activ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ities and volunteer coordinator. "But more importantly, the kids learn how to
                           games. What a great way to celebrate 150 years!                shine.                                                          Executive       Director,   Michael     interact socially; their self-esteem receives a boost and they have fun!"
                                                                                                                                                          Brennan, was given a great honor
                                                                                          Look for information soon on the 9th Annual Golf Classic                                                For a child at Evangelical Children’s Home to participate in a CHAMP activ-
                                                                                          scheduled this year at the end of September 2009.               this summer. He was recognized
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ity, they must be on the second or third level of the responsibility stages.
                                                                                                                                                          for his work at the Community           (At Evangelical Children’s Home, children earn privileges based on the level
                                                                                                                                                          Service Awards Luncheon for             of responsibility they are on. These levels are based on their own individual
                                                                                                                                                          Justice, Unity Generosity, Service      plan.) The children can sign up for the activity they want to participate in.
                                                                                                                                                          International, Inc. (JUGS).             Once on a team, they are committed to practice and playing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  All the children participating in CHAMP learn some very important lessons
                                                                                                                                                           It was quite an honor to be recog-     from being part of a team, making CHAMP a very important part of the day-
                                                                                                                                                          nized by a group of women that          to-day living experiences we are able to offer.
                                                                                                                                                          does so much community service
                                                                                                                                                                                                  WISH LIST FOR OUR CHAMPS TEAMS:
                                                                                                                                                          themselves, says Brennan. JUGS
                                                                                                                                                          has always been very supportive of      Pennies
                                                                                                                                                          the work we do at Evangelical           Wristbands
                                                                                                                                                          Children’s Home, supporting us          Athletic balls
                                                                                                                                                          through representation on our           Athletic shorts (M - 2XL)
                                                                                                                                                          Board of Directors and sponsoring       Shin guards (adult size)
                                   [Sharon Veit and Tammy Mitchell serve
                                                                                                                                                          events throughout the year.             Long black socks
                                     fresh squeezed lemonade to guests.]

                                                                                                   [Board Member Emeritus James W. Smith, Jim Hubeli,
                                                                                                   Executive Vice President of the Board Shari Smith,
10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   11
                                 TRIVIA                                                            Marie Carlie and Randy Karraker.]

                                 NIGHT was

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                                 Fun for All                                                     22ND ANNUAL DINNER
                                 The 10th Annual Trivia Night
                                 held at the Maryland Heights
                                 Civic Center was a good time
                                                                                                 & AUCTION Scheduled
                                 for all who attended. About 25                                  Mark your calendars for the 22nd Annual Extend a
                                 tables answered trivia ques-                                    Caring Hand Dinner and Auction, Around the World in
                                 tions and enjoyed an evening                                    80 Days.
                                 with friends.
                                                                                                 This event is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2009
                                 Look for information concern-                                   at the Chase Park Plaza Khorassan Room in St. Louis.
                                 ing the 11th Annual Trivia Night
                                 coming at the end of October.                                   Please watch your mail for an invitation coming soon.                                          [The girls are practicing for Basketball in the ECH gym.]

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