CFNA held its tenth annual Trivia Night on Saturday, November 11th, at The Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens with over 300 in attendance. They were welcomed by Pastor Joel Christensen and enjoyed a delicious chili dinner. Thanks to Rich and Charlie’s for the donation of salad and bread as well as to Frandeka Meat Market for the chili meat. Homemade cookies were provided by bakers from Peace, Christ Memorial and Concordia Lutheran Churches. Appreciation is expressed to Linda Marshall and her small group Bible study helpers from Webster Gardens for preparing and serving the food.
Following the meal, trivia competition and bingo games began. Joanie Harwell and Rev. Stanish Stanley, CFNA Executive Director, read this year’s trivia questions which were written by Dorothy Rodriguez. Jerry and Joyce Birk served as bingo callers. Throughout the evening, a silent auction offering baskets, gift certificates, and a wonderful assortment of other items was held. Also included in the auction was a beautiful oil painting created by Vesna Delevska during the evening.
Many helping hands contributed to the success of the evening. Volunteers sought and picked up donations, prepared food, wrote trivia questions, organized registration, sorted auction items, set up tables and chairs, and served in countless other ways. New American Folk Dancers, under the direction of Diana Wolf, entertained attendees. Bingo players were also entertained by a balloon creation maker and a clown.
CFNA is especially grateful to The Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens for the use of their facilities and for their helpful support. Appreciation is also expressed to our generous donors and sponsors for their gifts. Proceeds from the event assist CFNA in reaching out with the Gospel message to immigrants and refugees in our area. Thanks to Committee Chair, Carol Buckman and all the Committee members for their hard work, as well as to all who gave, came, and served!
By Bonnie Matzat
Concordia Lutheran Church