On Saturday, December 2nd, St. Casimir’s held their annual Homecoming Dinner event. The parish hall looked so festive, with each table uniquely decorated for Christmas dinner. Once again, the Polish Cultural Committee was in attendance to support our event.
The event began with an appetizer hour. Guests brought their specialties to share with all who attended. It was a chance to catch up with fellow parishioners and friends before the dinner began. Once Bishop Paul and Karen Sobiechowski arrived, our dinner started. The kitchen volunteers made a lovely ham dinner served with mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots, and a special pineapple dressing that has become a must-have side dish at our ham dinners. Dessert featured an assortment of puddings and coffee.
Santa made a stop too, posing for photos and handing out lovely wooden egg ornaments. It is always such fun to see the look on the children’s faces when Santa stops by.
The Giving Tree
ANS president JoAnn Menzia announced the theme of our annual giving tree. This year we are partnering with the Salvation Army. We are collecting warm clothing items, such as coats, hats and mittens, sweatshirts and pants, and also warm pajamas for the many families who need these items to face the cold winter. The Salvation Army is serving 1,500 families in Lowell and the need is great. We are fortunate that creative people in our parish have already knit many hats, mittens, and scarfs, so we are off to a good start!
Elf of the Year
This year the Elf of the Year prize went to three young individuals who serve at the altar each and every Sunday; Jonasz, Christopher, and Amelia Tenus. We are very proud of them and their service to St. Casimir’s.
In addition, three very deserving members of our parish were recognized for their work on the parish committee. Thanks go to Janice Klimczak (Recording Secretary), Linda Hedrick (Financial Secretary), and Shirley Garvey (Treasurer) for their work on the committee.
Special thanks to Robert Hunt, Linda Hedrick, and Pat Whiting, for giving your time and effort to create such a nice dinner. Thank you also to the volunteers who peeled vegetables earlier in the day, sold raffle tickets, and donated lovely items to our raffle table.
Following all of the announcements and awards we sang Christmas carols and held raffle drawings. It was another wonderful celebration with our families and friends at St. Casimir’s.
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