Over one hundred members of Midwest SOARRING Foundation welcomed the holidays by attending the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Annual Member’s Holiday party on Saturday, December 8, 2012. As in previous years, the festivities were held at the Pilcher Park Nature Center, a large log cabin structure situated deep in the woods, and perfect for the occasion.
Everyone enjoyed a delicious potluck feast with holiday treats to savor. A candlelit walk through the woods ended with a prayer circle held under the starry winter sky. Members brought warm winter items to share with families in need on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation in northern Wisconsin.
The highlight of the evening was the heartfelt sharing that occurred as each member placed a special hand made ornament on the Spirit Christmas tree. Each in turn, related a personal story or experience thus renewing community spirit at the gathering.
Joseph Standing Bear Schranz thanked everyone for their dedicated hard work this past year and years past, and shared project highlights for 2013.