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Hundreds of guests enjoy annual event at Day at the Dells Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

Elgreta and George Schutte from Monroe get a good seat before Mass at the Apostolate to the Handicapped’s annual Day at the Dells at the Tommy Bartlett Water Show grounds in Wisconsin Dells. They’ve been attending the event for more than 20 years. (Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)

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WISCONSIN DELLS -- With the summer months winding down, hundreds of disabled and elderly guests took part in their own fun in the sun at one of Wisconsin’s most historic attractions.

It was the Apostolate to the Handicapped’s annual “Day at the Dells” on the grounds of the Tommy Bartlett Water Show in Wisconsin Dells.

The yearly event drew guests from all over the Diocese of Madison and beyond for a day filled with Mass, lunch, and a free showing of the world-renowned water show.

Hundreds of guests arrived on the morning of Friday, Aug. 22, as the anticipation of rain became the reality of a hot and humid day.

Volunteers and workers from the water show took every measure possible to make sure all the guests were comfortable as they arrived and were taken by cart to the show’s grandstands before Mass started.

Whether they were fully able to walk, needed the assistance of a cane or walker, or got around in a wheelchair, the volunteers escorted everyone to the shade-covered viewing areas, even going as far as gathering a few volunteers to carry a guest in his or her wheelchair.

George and Elgreta Schutte from Monroe have been attending the event for more than 20 years. They look forward to it every year as a chance to relax and be around other people.

“You never go away not thanking God for what for you have,” said George.

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Lumen House opens in downtown Madison Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- As classes get underway at the start of another new school year on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, more than 60 students are taking up residence in a building that combines the old with the new.

Saturday, Aug. 23, was the official opening and blessing for Lumen House, a project of the Cathedral Parish in Madison.

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40 Days for Life seeks volunteers Print E-mail
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Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- The 2014 40 Days for Life Madison campaign will kick off on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families.

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Style show to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Print E-mail
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Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- The Madison Catholic Woman's Club (MCWC) cordially invites all the women of the Diocese of Madison and friends to a benefit dessert and fashion show.

The "Autumn's in the Air" style show will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church's social center at 5001 N. Sherman. Ave in Madison on Monday, Sept. 8. Seating is at 11:30 a.m., dessert is at 12 noon, and the fashion show is at 12:30 p.m. The facility is barrier free.

 

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