Jim Bixler is the Trustee for the District 9EC of Muscatine Lion’s group. He wanted to see and experience first hand what the Lion’s VI week is like at Camp Courageous and enjoy it with the many campers that benefit from this special week.
Jim is doing a fantastic job at camp as a volunteer counselor and Lion’s representative. The Lion’s groups throughout the state of Iowa are huge camp supporters. Thank you Jim for your hard work and dedication to not only the Lion’s but also to Camp! We appreciate you!
Once again this year, camp’s friends at Toyota Financial Services in Cedar Rapids had a fund raiser for Camp Courageous. A special thank you to Team Impact, (above) for all their work that went into making their Casual Month for Camp Courageous (July) such a huge success. We cannot thank Tracey Bennett and the group enough.
The first week of July we have a very special group at camp volunteering from Clarendon Hills,Il. More specifically from the Community Presbyterian Church which includes youth and adults.
interim pastor Rev. David Handley and a church elder Bruce Granger flew in from their home town to make a surprise visit to Camp Courageous. They wanted to see the place that has kept individuals from their congregation coming back year after year for about three decades now.
After viewing the camp’s video and a brief tour they met up with their group, who have been doing a fabulous job here this week!
Pictured from L-R are Bruce Granger (pilot); Susie Jones (volunteer) and Rev. Dave Handley.
Our sincere appreciation to this dedicated group of clergy and lay persons who reach out beyond their church and community, truly living out what they are taught and are “good samaritans”.
A huge thank you to Jim Caswell, AMVETS Post 110 of Anamosa and Family Foods of Anamosa for the generous donation of 72 packages of dairy free buns. Bread is a staple food item that we can always use at camp. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and support.
Thank you to Franklin County Sheriff Larry Richtsmeier for his generous donation of wooden toys just in time for the Visually Impaired Week. Larry continues his father’s legacy of making these toys that delight our VI campers. Dutch Richtsmeier made literally thousands of toys over a 15 year period and now Larry has for the past 3 years made sure his dad’s memory lives on.
Larry also brought a huge donation of much needed paper products collected by Center One Development Group of Franklin Co.in Hampton.
Last but not least was a memorial donation from the Richtsmeier family in memory of Larry’s mom. Thank you Larry and Center One for your ongoing generous support and friendship!