Once again we would like to thank Erich Gamm of West Union Trenching for boring through limestone to run electricity to new facilities in camp’s Lake Todd area. We can’t thank Erich and West Union Trenching enough for all their volunteer work at Camp Courageous.
This year Camp Courageous participated in the “Roshek Holiday Event” in Dubuque. Various non-profits were encouraged/invited to bring a tree, centerpice or other item decorated for Christmas. Silent bids were placed on the items at the Roshek Building over a two week period culminting the final night with an evening of music from local artists young an old and the final bids.
Camp’s participants were Amanda Brenneman, Sheri Lampe & Sharon Roller, producing the two items you see here in the photos. Camp raised $300.00 on the wagon and $80 on the centerpiece. We are already thinking of ideas for next year’s entries!
We cannot thank the staff of Handicapped Development Center in Davenport for their incredible support of Camp Couraegous…from attending the breakfasts/open houses to the huge bus load of new, needed items off the Camp’s Needs List. We have never remembered such an outpouring from a facility that brings so many campers to Camp Courageous…we are humbled by your outpouring of love.
“Cleo & Shirley were among some of the very first folks I met, coming to Camp Courageous in 1980. For the past 35-years they have stayed active in the many camp activities, and have always been strong advocates. Cleo had a million adventures in his life, and I always enjoyed the opportunity when he would share them with me. He was a wonderful gentleman in every sense of the word! He will be dearly missed. Our sympathy goes out to Shirley, along with family and friends.”
- Charles Becker
Information about the funeral can be found in his obituary.
Camp Courageous would like to thank the Jones County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque for their support of the camp’s Durgin Pavilion project. All super individuals that represent the County well. (Front L-R) Amy Manternach, Patty Manuel, Tanya Rogers, Cali Beals, Doug Edel, (Back L-R) David Gilchrist, Dean Zimmerman, Vic Hamre, and Rosalie Ahrendsen.