Our Town: Zoar

By DELORES HEMMER
Herald Correspondent

Miss Evelynn Renee Booth was born Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Deaconess Women’s Hospital in Newburgh. The little daughter of Jillian and Daryl Booth of Evansville weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and is 19 3/4 inches long. Evelynn Renee has a big sister, Luella Louise. The happy grandparents are John and Janet Hemmer, Zoar, and Dallas and Paulette Booth, Evansville. Great-grandmothers are Luella Sattler, Holland, and Delores Hemmer, Zoar.

EPIC met Wednesday evening at the church with 38 youth and 19 adults attending. It was an interesting experience when the electric power went out for 40 minutes during the supper hour. The supper menu for this week Wednesday will be chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, corn, slaw and gelatin. It will be a birthday celebration night.

John and Janet Hemmer attended the 40th wedding anniversary celebration for Joe and Cindy Carter at the Ferdinand American Legion Saturday evening. A Hawaiian theme was used and the event was attended by family and friends of the couple.

The “Zealous Zoarites” won the Dubois County Museum Trivia Night Saturday. The team consisted of the Mark and Tina Fetter, Spencer Barrett, Gaage Fetter, Lee Bilderback, Dana and Pat Ferguson and Kelsey Nordhoff.

Holland Elementary School has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School. Holland is one of 12 schools recognized for this honor in Indiana. Two representatives will be recognized in Indianapolis on Nov. 4. Holland Elementary students will celebrate this distinguished honor at Holland Park on Thursday, Oct. 17, during the school day. Several students of the Zoar Congregation attend Holland Elementary.

Zoar had a great day Sunday as we celebrated the 175th anniversary of the church.  The response was great. We had a good service and a tasty dinner. Framed certificates were handed out to Joice Katterhenry for 72 years of membership at Zoar, Alice Sattler and Roberta Wellmeyer for 70 years and to Carolyn Kamman for being the oldest member of the church at 96 years of age. Thanks to all who contributed in any way.

Don’t forget the women’s fall auction on Tuesday evening. The fun begins at 7 p.m. in the church basement. Come and bring a friend.

The Halloween party, sponsored by the young adults, will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, in the church basement beginning at 6:30 p.m. The short order supper will feature chicken noodle soup, chili, burgers, chips and desserts. The costume judging will begin at 7:30 p.m. Categories to be judged will be prettiest, ugliest, religious, cutest, most original and best overall. Cash prizes will be awarded.

The time has arrived to be gathering items for the shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Among the suggestions are dolls, jump ropes, flashlights and batteries, knit caps, picture books, crayons and coloring books, Dominoes, checkers, underwear and socks in all sizes, sunglasses, Slinkys, puzzles, jewelry and hair items, watercolor paint sets and much more. Remember the items must fit in a shoe box.

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