We didn't have quite as many as the crowd shown here, but, well, it seemed like it.
I substitute this for the photos I did not take with my own camera, which was in my pocket, ready and charged for the occasion. Old age...
GOOD NEWS! The Council for the Municipality of Brighton has given us the grant money we asked for many months ago: $2 500. That is very good and will help pay our rent for almost three months, or it will allow 79 days of The Beacon to be open for youth to come and hang out in a friendly spot.
AND MORE... local churches had a series of ecumenical services for the Lenten season. Each service was followed by a lunch and the cash donations from each were divided and sent to us at The Beacon and the New Life Girls' Home in Consecon. The New Life Girls Home has been an important spiritual anchor in the area, helping girls who have had troubled pasts make a new start.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
The Beacon's Ride For Youth will take place May 31st, 2014 and all bikers are welcome. Registration will be from 09:00 to 10:00 with kickstands up starting at 10:15. Count on Ride Marshall Rick to show everyone a good route through the country. All proceeds will go to support The Beacon Youth Centre.
NEW POOL TABLE We were given an 8 foot pool table by Mike Wright of Trenton, who answered an ad Rick posted. Mike had this large and well-maintained table in his upstairs room and decided to donate it to us. Many thanks. It's become our most popular table.
|The new/old table is in foreground|
The Men's Pool Night has been earning some extra cash most Friday nights. Many thanks for those who come out and an invitation to any and all adults who want to attend, 7-9 PM Friday nights. Come as you are, pay and play. Suggested minimum $5 per player, but more generous amounts are always welcome.
CHESS is fast becoming a game of choice among our teens. Some of them already show a surprising ability.
WE GIVE THANKS God has been good to us, moving in the hearts of too many people to list and remember here. We write thank you letters, but some gifts are anonymous and they prefer it to be that way. God bless you!