Third annual Bishop’s Walk raises over $15,000 for neighbors in need

FIRST BISHOP’S WALK—Ray Gumacio (left), Immaculate Conception Parish, Springfield, participated in the 2017 Bishop’s Walk April 1 at Springfield Catholic High School as did Bishop Edward M. Rice (right) for the first time. A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (Photo by J.B. Kelly/The Mirror)
FIRST BISHOP’S WALK—Ray Gumacio (left), Immaculate Conception Parish, Springfield, participated in the 2017 Bishop’s Walk April 1 at Springfield Catholic High School as did Bishop Edward M. Rice (right) for the first time. A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (Photo by J.B. Kelly/The Mirror)

‘Thank you to our Catholic community for stepping out to serve the poorest and most vulnerable of our neighbors,” said Melinda Arnold, Catholic Charities director of development. “When we come together, we are an awesome force for good!”

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri held its Third Annual Bishop’s Walk for Catholic Charities—Families Helping Families—on April 1 and 2. Over 1,000 participants representing 30 parishes raised more than $15,000 in donations to help neighbors most in need throughout the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.

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Annual dinner auction spreads fun in school

The entire student body and staff looks forward every year to the annual Guardian Angel Dinner Auction. Among the auction items at the February 25 event were Principal of the Day, Secretary of the Day, Teacher of the Day, Cooks of the Day, and a VIP student of the week. The bidding on these items usually goes pretty high. The parents/grandparents of Traci Hency (principal), Camryn Lynch (secretary), John Crippen (teacher), Katie Webb (who chose Kennedi McVay to be her co-cook), and Seth Reed (VIP) were the high bidders this year. On March 29, the substitutes took their positions in their prized spots. Hency, as principal, decreed a dress down and flip flop day and a no homework day. Additionally, students did not have to sit at assigned spots or tables in the lunch room and they also got to play bingo after lunch. As secretary, Lynch helped out in the office and assisted students in walking over to the public school for classes. Crippen helped Ann Whistler in instructing her math and history classes. Webb and McVay adorned aprons and chef hats, and aided Mrs. Robin and Mrs. Diebold in making dumplings for the entire student body, faculty, and staff. The food was delicious. As VIP student of the week, Reed enjoyed several perks, including sitting at the teacher’s desk, being exempt from a test of his choosing, and enjoying special snacks and beverages. Read more

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