Mark Emory Graham Chapter

How Many Episcopalians?

Charles Dale

How Many Episcopalians does it take to set up a BBQ tent?

A Bishop and 4 Vergers

A Bishop and four Vergers setting up tents for the BBQ dinner Photo: Bill Monk

A Bishop and four Vergers setting up tents for the BBQ dinner

Photo: Bill Monk

The MEG Chapter of the Vergers’ Guild was asked to assist Rainbow Village in celebrating their 25th Anniversary at the Duluth Town Green, a beautiful outdoor park with a huge fountain.  We were entertained by the world-renowned band Banks and Shane and fed delicious BBQ prepared by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.  Oh yes, there was birthday cake, too.  Four Vergers volunteered their time, talent and plenty of sweat equity.  It was very hot that day but, fortunately, no rain.  The Vergers were Ruth Anne Tatum, St. Martin’s; John Haeger, Christ Church – Norcross; Lorie Tola, St. Patrick’s; and Chuck Dale, St. Augustine’s.  They were rewarded with special commemorative shirts.

Taking a well-deserved break are (front row L-R) Ruth Anne Tatum, Bishop Keith Whitmore and Lorie Tola. (back row L-R) John Haeger and Chuck Dale Photo: Bill Monk

Taking a well-deserved break are (front row L-R) Ruth Anne Tatum,

Bishop Keith Whitmore and Lorie Tola.

(back row L-R) John Haeger and Chuck Dale

Photo: Bill Monk

The Anniversary Celebration was a great success with proceeds of $11,500! It was a delightful day to celebrate the success of families that have broken the cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence. We were all blessed by the inspirational testimony of Karla and the impact Rainbow Village had on her and her children’s lives.

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