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HOMELESS HELPED BY TEXAS COURT
ILLINOIS COURT HELPS MOTHERS IN NEED
Court Ave Maria #1385, Pinckneyville, Illinois, sponsored its
annual collection of baby items to be given to the County
Health Department and distributed to young mothers in need
through various agencies. In the photo, court members stand
behind a table of the many baby items collected. Front row,
left to right: Barb Giacomo, Susan Epplin, Sara Malinski,
Mary Giacomo, Darlene Vanderjack, Marguerite Spencer, Rita
Harris, Janet Sherman, Julie Lunnemann, and Shirley Bigham.
Second row, Connie Mathis, Denise Bathon, Judy Malinski,
Angie Bruns, Carol Isaacs and Sandy Ferror.
HOSPITAL NURSERY AIDED BY TEXAS COURT
Each year Court Mary Mother of Mercy #2143, Hillsboro,
Texas, joins parishioners of Our Lady of Mercy Church for a
baby shower to collect items for donation to the Hill Regional
Hospital Nursery in honor of "Right to Life." In the photo,
Kay Tucker, center, Director of Obstetrics at Hill Regional
Hospital, accepts baby items from Judy Grabowski, left, and
Every February, members of Court Most Precious Blood #2380, Corpus
Christi, Texas, provide lunch to the homeless at the Mother Teresa
Shelter in Corpus Christi as part of the court's charitable project "Love
Our Homeless." The court served two pieces of fried chicken, mashed
potatoes, corn, a roll, beverage, cupcake and chocolate Valentine
candy to 150 homeless people, sixteen transitional residents and nine
staff members. In the photo, front row, left to right, Sister Cebe, Aurora
Canales, Sister Rency, Mary Alice Garcia, Cookie Adame and Adriana
Adame. Back row, left to right, Michelle Burden, Janie Ayala, Angie Garza,
Regent Cindy Doxey, Vice Regent Cyndi Duarte and Elida Gutierrez.
SINGLE MOTHERS AND BABIES GET AID FROM
NEW YORK COURT
Treasurer Laura Paretta, Court Queen of the Universe #1702, Smithtown,
New York, is seen manning the Birthright International baby shower
table (according to its website, "Birthright offers love, hope and support
to each woman, to help her make a realistic plan for her future and the
future of her unborn child") for the court's annual fundraiser. Money,
baby clothing and other necessities donated to this annual fundraiser
are disseminated to various charities benefiting single mothers and
babies in need.
CALIFORNIA COURT ADOPTS A STREET
Every three months members of Court Holy Innocents #2446, Victorville, California,
and their families brave the elements of the desert and use rakes, hoes, shovels
and muscles as they participate in the City of Victorville Adopt-a-Street program.
Members work from two to four hours cleaning debris and weeds from the church
property. Yolanda Troutman coordinates the program for the court and provides city
shirts, water and equipment. Church pastor and Court Chaplain Rev. Pat Travers
and the parish community appreciate the work and the maintenance of the church
property. Though the work is hard, the ladies always do a great job and end with a
picture and a smile.
Pictured from left to right, Diana Pyle, Lucy Rheinhardt-Ulatowski, Anna Watson, Chelsea
Watson, Patty Rodarte, Shirley Kaufer, Michele Quinn, Lisa Thiem, and Yolanda Troutman.
Participating, but not present for the picture, Regent Jo Ann Gaskill, Nick Luedtke, Vikki
Rubio and daughters, Jerry Kaufer, George and Annabelle Watson, Nancy Garren, Cheryl
Moreno, Shirley Fraser, June Brown and Kathy Reimund.
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