In the neighborhood

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August 15, 2018

FAMILY REUNION – Dale and Nancy Hanaman hosted a family reunion on Aug. 11 with a noon picnic meal followed by a celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary, hosted by their children Sarah and Benji Pearson and family, Matthew Hanaman and Heather Lee, Adrianna and Adyara Hanaman, Sharon and Phil McBlain. Family and friends joined them from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Rippey, Jefferson, Des Moines and Urbandale.

Sunday visitors included family and friends, John and Dena Bardole, Shelley and Randy Prati, Spencer Prati and Lily Nguyen To, Lauren Klocksiem and daughter, Sarah Pearson and family, Sharon and Phil McBlain, Kristina Beckley, Claire and Anne, Rachel Sacco, John and Barb McBlain, Lauren and Scott.

Later in the day, there was a celebration at the Twiins Ice Cream Shoppe for Phil McBlain’s birthday.

WORSHIP LEADERS –THUG (True Heroes Under God) youth group was in charge of the worship services on Sunday, Aug. 12. The group reported on their recent mission trip to Detroit. As always, these trips provide insight to lives less fortunate than theirs and the many people who regularly work together to insure these people are fed, housed, provided work opportunities and health care.

The mission groups, who come for a few days or weeks, are a vital source of outreach for these organizations. Jason and Angela Abbas are the leaders for the local group.

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