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Camp-A-Palooza; Forrest concert; Rummage, bake sale

May 02, 2014

Camp-A-Palooza set May 10

WASHINGTON, Iowa — Crooked Creek Christian Camp in rural Washington, Iowa, is hosting Camp-A-Palooza May 10.

The family-friendly day starts with a Color-Me-Fun 5K walk/run, with registration at 9:45 a.m.

The afternoon consists of lunch, contests and live music. Some of these events are carpet ball, seed spitting contest, bounce house, and cotton candy eating. Proceeds from the day will go toward the Crooked Creek Campership Fund that assists families who may not be able to afford the cost of camp.

Visit the website www.crookedcreekcamp.org or call 319-653-3611 for information.

 

Forrest in concert May 9

MT. PLEASANT — Mark Forrest will appear in concert at 7 p.m. May 9 at the St. Alphonsus Church in Mt. Pleasant.

Forrest and his wife, Muriel, are Irish immigrants and are naturalized United States citizens.

Forrest passed up the opportunity of a professional career to commit himself to his own family and to his life’s work through the “faith and family foundation.”

The “faith and family foundation” was created after the death of their newborn son Francesco, who lived for five days. Forrest said, “He touched more people than I ever will in a lifetime.”

Another son of the Forrest family was born with a handicap and is confined to a wheelchair.

The Forrests have turned their tragedies into triumphs. They have embraced their personal despair and are now conveying hope to many around the world through their foundation.

Forrest uses his music to inspire people everywhere to appreciate the importance of their faith and their family life in today’s changing society. He has traveled around the world, singing his songs in cathedrals and concert halls. He has sung for Pope John Paul and Mother Teresa.

Admission is charged for the concert. For information, contact the St. Alphonsus Parish office at 319-385-8410 or email stalphonsus@windstream.net.

 

Rummage, bake sale set

ELDON — The Eldon United Methodist Church is having a rummage and bake sale from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Lunch will be served for a free-will offering.

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