A. He Lives!
B. Military Weekend
C. Christianity in Action
D. Miracles Happen Festival
E. Advisory Board
F. Benefit Auction
H. Calendar of events
A. He Lives! "I serve a risen Savior He is in the world today. I know that He is living whatever man may say, I see His hand of MERCY, I hear his voice of CHEER, and just the time I need him, He is always near, He Lives, He Lives... You ask me how I know He lives, He lives within my heart" That tells it all. Celebrate the weekend,
B. Military Weekend. We just finished our first Spouses/children of Deployed Military Retreat. It was an incredible weekend of serving about 100 moms and their children. One mom expressed to me "This was the first time I have seen my child with a huge smile since his father was deployed, He felt like he was treated so special and loved, Thanks for opening your hearts this weekend". Sponsors: Operation Minnesota Nice,Girl Scouts, Kiwanis/Key Club, Bethel University Students, House of Bounce, DAR, DAV, Fastenal, Quilts of Valor, Sams Club,Tee it Up For the Troops, First Student Bus, Blue Star Moms, Jack & Mary Ann Remick, New Life Christian Center. Dale & Doris Urbain, Richard & Marilyn Ozment, The Blagvedts' families, Mike & Gina Lasher.
C. Christianity in Action. We recently had a womens group here on a retreat in the Miracle Lodge. One of the women had to go to town for some supplies. She noticed a gal sitting on a curb with her head down. She struck up a conversation and before long the gal was in her car coming back to the Miracle Lodge. The gal had been in an abusive situation and had no where to turn. By the end of the day the retreat women had purchased a bus ticket to Virginia for her to be with her mom. She was exposed to Jesus love and the good Samaritans. Pray for Brittany.
D. MIRACLES HAPPEN FESTIVAL 4TH Annual: July 28-29, 2012. Mark it on your calendar FRIDAY: We are not having any events Friday night other than people arriving to help for the weekend, the campground will be full. We are thinking of doing a big bonfire, etc. SATURDAY: 5k Run and bike Ride, National Guard (band, climbing wall, peddle cars, blowup slide), bluegrass music (Kalisch family), Art in the Park (possibility), horse events for kids, kids carnival, BBQ, Military Celebration (Display of colors, National Guard band, Speaker Dan Hanson who served three tours in Iraq, and Tony Orlando (TBD), The Monster Truck USA 4X4 demonstration of patriotism and faith. BANDS: Booker Mini Band, Tony Melendez, www.toejammusic.com and HEADLINER YOUTH BAND Big Daddy Weave (TBD) Antique tractor display thru out the weekend. Lots more coming, be patient.
SUNDAY: Classic Car Show from 9-12 and 10 AM worship band. The activities end at noon...but the celebration will continue next year!
E. Advisory Board: 139 volunteer hours in March. Thanks Guys/Gals. .
F. Annual Benefit Auction. MAY 17TH. The auction is held at Ironwood from 4:30-9:00 PM on Thurs. Please consider supporting the camp by making a donation and marking this date on your calendar. It is a great and fun evening.
G. Cookbook. Last call to get your recipes to Jan our Food Service Director to get your recipes in our FIRST EVER Ironwood cookbook, email email@example.com
H. Calendar of Events:
April 27-29 Operation Welcome Home Weekend
May 5 Crossroads Horse Ministry
May 10-12 5th Annual "Wounded Warriors Weekend" and
Turkey Hunt for disabled individuals
May 17 28th Annual Benefit Auction at Ironwood
May 25-28 Memorial Day Weekend and Cookout
June 9 Wheels & Heels of Fire 10K Event
June 9-14 26th National Wheelchair Sports Camp
June 18-21 ISCR Junior I Trailblazers Camp
June 25-29th ISCR Junior II Highriders Camp
July 2-6th Wrangler DAY Camp - Beginners
July 8-11th Boys Spiritual Outdoor Adventure Retreat
July 11-13th Wrangler DAY Camp TEEN *NEW this year *
July 16-20 Twangler Camp (Teen & Wrangler's)
July 28-29 4th Annual Miracles Happen Festival
July 30 Aug 3 Wrangler DAY Camp (Intermediate)
Aug 31st - Sep 3 Labor Day Weekend
Sept 14-16 Operation Welcome Home Weekend
Sept 22 Sportsmen's Outdoor Retreat
Sept 28-30 ISCR Mother/Daughter Equestrian Retreat
October 20 Lumberjack Weekend
November 2-4 "A Time to Sew" Quilters Retreat
Spreading JOY-changing lives!