Volunteers with Grace Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake on Monday announced the distribution of proceeds from the June 17 Grace Lutheran Salad Luncheon. Organizations receiving funds were (from left): Jon Paulsey of Cherish Center, Julie Scheib of Discovery House, Carolyn Fritsch of Lutheran Lakeside Camp and Vicky Torrelson of the Voluntary Action Center. The organization also donated to CAASA- the Centers Against Abuse & Sexual Assault and Upper Des Moines Opportunity for use in the Adopt a Family program.
Grace Lutheran Church is located at 801 Hill Avenue in Spirit Lake. The church hosts "CONNECT" each Wednesday, including a 6 p.m. meal, worship at 6:30 p.m. and education at 7 p.m.
OTHER PROJECTS AT THE CHURCH
* Separate fundraising efforts at Grace Lutheran Church also allowed the congregation to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator. The device is programmed to deliver an electric shock to restart or regulate a person's heartbeat after a heart attack. The church is looking for volunteers to be trained in its use and to respond to any emergencies at the church.
* The annual meeting at Grace Lutheran Church will take place Sunday, Oct. 9. Members will celebrate with a "good ol' fashion potluck."