Tina Jorgensen and Debi Sinor made a presentation to the congregation of the Pioneer Memorial Community Church on March 11 about their recent trip to San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. The ladies traveled to Central Mexico last month to volunteer at Casa de los Angeles -- which is a day care for children whose mothers come from the outskirts of town to sell their wares in the market place. Casa de los Angeles was started in 2000 by Donna Quathmar, who has ties to the Chicago area, as a safe haven for children who had no place to go when their mothers worked. It has since grown to be able to offer medical care, a food and clothes bank, and scholarship opportunities in addition to childcare for about 100 children. This was Tina's third trip and Debi's first time as a volunteer at Casa de los Angeles. In addition to their presentation, Tina and Debi prepared some of the dishes they learned to make during their stint at Casa de los Angeles to share with the congregation during a Mexican-themed potluck lunch.
A Women of Faith DVD Conference will be held at the PMCC beginning this Friday evening and concluding on Saturday around noon. This is a free event and all women are invited to participate. If you would like to join the group for either or both sessions, please contact Jennifer Hallenbeck at 364-3517.
Finally...the week we've been waiting for! The volunteer firemen and firewomen from Glenwood will be cooking up their famous turkey dinner with all of the trimmings on Saturday, March 17. The all-you-can-eat dinner will be served from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the school; and is only $8 for adults and $5 for those 12 and under. Plan to show your appreciation to our local emergency responders by attending their delicious turkey dinner. This event also makes a perfect opportunity to visit with neighbors and out-of-towners who come to enjoy the dinner. Proceeds from the event are used to help update equipment for the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department.
Weather permitting, the Glenwood Rodeo Association is planning a workday, potluck lunch and meeting at the rodeo grounds on Sunday, March 18, beginning at 10 a.m. Members and interested community members are welcome. Please bring tools (shovels, rakes, chainsaws, etc.) if you have them. For questions, contact Terry at 364-3371.
The Glenwood Community Council will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m.at the Glenwood Grange. Brad Gimlin will provide an update on the impact of the failed Skyline M&O levy on emergency transport services; and what that means for Glenwood area residents. Jay McLaughlin would like to encourage community members to attend this meeting. The community council tries to schedule informative speakers at many of the monthly meetings -- and the coffee is free! Show your support for our community council -- and keep up on current local issues.
March 23: Free movie night at the church featuring "Jumping For Joy" at 7 p.m.
March 28: Chili Cook-Off, 4:30 to 5:30 at the school
March 28: Glenwood's Got Talent show, 6:30 p.m. at the school