Highland News Leader

Grantfork news for the week of May 11

St. Gertrude Chicken dinner

St. Gertrude is preparing for its annual chicken dinner, which will be held on Sunday, June 5. Volunteers are needed and asked to sign up to clean the church before the dinner, on Tuesday, May 31 at 6 p.m., and after the dinner, on Monday June 6.

The Catholic Holy Family Society will again have the Country Store at the St. Gertrude Chicken Dinner. Organizers are asking for donations of baked and food items, crafts, homemade jellies and canned goods also go over well. Any questions, call Mary Rutz at 675-3420, Judy Gruner at 675-3578 or Emily Schwarz at 675-3386.

Donations for the chicken dinner raffle are also being accepted; contact Carly Ann Maurer at 488-3183 if you would like to make a donation.

Dessert Donations: Please remember your dessert donations for the chicken dinner on June 5. Each family is asked to donate at least four pies or three pies and one cake. (No cream pies. Sugar-free pies are needed.) When baking, place your pies on a cookie sheet to make sure the crust gets done. Please drop them off in the hall on the morning of the dinner.

Chicken Dinner Tickets: If you are interested in purchasing a gift certificate to give to someone for dinners at the upcoming chicken dinner on June 5, please contact Shirley Schwarz at 675-2883.

Other St. Gertrude Catholic Church news

Church Repair Project

Many thanks to those who already turned in their pledge forms. So far the total pledge is at $8,000. Please remember to turn in your pledge forms as soon as possible.

Altar Society

St. Gertrude’s Altar Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at St. Gertrude Hall. The group will go to Diamond Mineral Springs for dinner. A short meeting will follow at the parish hall. All ladies are invited.

Graduate Breakfast

A breakfast in honor of our graduates sponsored by Catholic Holy Family Society will be held after the 8 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 22. Contact Wendy Essenpreis at 675-3304 if you are going to attend.

Grantfork UCC

On May 13, Faith Countryside Worship is at 10 a.m.

On May 15, Sunday school starts at 9 a.m. and the worship service, (Pentecost & Graduation Recognition) is at 10:15 a.m.

On May 17, the church council meeting starts at 7:15 p.m.

Grantfork Elementary

The PTO needs three adults to audit the books. Contact one of the PTO officers if willing to audit the books. The next PTO meeting will be on May 17 at Alhambra at 6:30 p.m.

May 13 is the Amelia Earhart Presentation at Grantfork Elementary.

May 16 is the HMS band tour.

May 16 Last day to take an A.R. test.

May 17 All library books are due.

May 17 Civil War Day in the morning.

May 17 Field Day in the afternoon.

A Baccalaureate Service will take place for Highland graduates on Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church.

To submit items to the Grantfork News, email riepshoff@yahoo.com or call 488-7603 or (618) 910-9215.