Fellowship is the best part of events [UPDATED]Published 9:58am Monday, December 10, 2012 Updated 12:00pm Monday, December 10, 2012
By the time you read this our Cookie and other Christmas Specialties sale will be history and our contribution to the YMCA will be larger than ever before, we hope.
The Y’s Folk fellowship that goes on in the kitchen and the set-up area all in preparation for this fund raiser is extraordinare to be sure. It’s the old folk’s memories that come back to honor us.
Changes are still happening. Jennifer Godzinski, who has pretty much been running the place, has just been officially named: “Membership Experience and Business Director” (MEBD) and that put her in line to have an assistant. Kelli Drayton mover over from the front desk to be: “Administrative Assistant” sharing space next to Jen. Director Tim Olson – you are fortunate to have office space on second floor, it is getting crowded on first floor — “but it is very bright with the new paint.”
The “Tree of Giving” is very appropriately named and located in the main lobby. This is an invitation to pick a tag off the tree, purchase the item and drop the item off at the front desk or give to Patricia Roehl, Youth Program Director. These items may be office supply needs or items for the kids activities.
“Parent’s Night Out” is scheduled form 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday Dec. 14. You may drop the kids off at the Y where they will have planned activity, go out on the town and pick them up on your way home.
Then on Friday, Dec. 21 is “Family Fun Night” six to eight pm., a Christmas Celebration with Santa clause to arrive.
The next Y’s Folk monthly get together is Monday noon, Dec. 17, with: “Meal, Meeting and Music.” The meal is catered by Lake Way Market at a cost of $5 for members (guests free) and the meeting may have some decisions to be made and don’t forget membership dues are due for next year at one dollar per month.
The High School Choral Director Michelle Danielson will favor us with her chosen Chamber Singers to perform just for us. I say “just for us” because we can be very thankful she has fit us into their very busy schedule just before the Christmas vacation for our schools.
They are so booked up over that hour they do not have time to pause and have a noon lunch with us as they had been invited to do. Lets be sure they have some “good sweet bars” to snitch on their way out when the singen is over.
Michelle has been choral instructor in our school system for 20 years and says she has enjoyed every one of them. She was born and raised in the Dickenson Oil Area of N.D., college degree from
MSU and a master’s at NDSU. She and husband Brad enjoy life with their two school age boys here in FF and we do enjoy her directing.
Remember we play bridge and whist on Mondays at the YMCA.
Carmon Jackson is a member of the Y’s Folk.