Kate Bennett is presenting a check for $1500 to Camp Courageous. The donation was part of what Will (Kate’s brother) won when he entered the AccuQuilt Quilt Block Barn Design Contest in honor of Kate. Kate is surrounded by her Mom & Dad, Judy & Steve, all of Grinnell, IA. Will, who now lives in Columbus, Ohio, realizes first hand what a treat it is for Kate to come to Camp Courageous and how much she loves her stays.
Thank you to Candy Mullen for arranging for a large container of extra shirts from the Corridor Running group. These are a huge hit with campers and often are worn by campers who have very, very little cloths tp wear. Candy is always looking out for things for Camp Courageous, which we are grateful. She is store manager for Running Wild in Marion (neat place)!
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”.