Last Friday night, Oddwalk served as number callers and emcees at our friend Katie’s bingo fundraiser extravaganza, Support Katie’s Habit. Katie, you may recall, needs to raise about $17,000 before she can enter a religious order, the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, this fall – the order is not able to take on the debt of incoming postulants.
Well, that night over 1/5 of those funds were raised, a whopping $3,887! Now of course there’s still a long ways to go, but there are a couple things you could do to help.
You could always go to her site and just make a flat-out donation. Or, if you’re the sort of person that likes to get things when you give, check out her nifty “I Supported Katie’s Habit” t-shirts, sizes Small t0 X-Large, and one can be yours for just $5! That’s right, just $5! Se the attractive models below: Erin H, Katie, and Meghan M.
Erin and Meghan coordinated a lot of the night, with a lot of help from other neighbors, students, friends, family and the like.
We’ll keep the link up to her site on our sidebar until she’s financially clear to join the order. Stop by anytime!
Don’t forget! This Friday night, at St. Margaret of Scotland in St. Louis City (39th and Flad in the Shaw neighborhood) is a bingo fundraiser to help our friend Katie pay off her debt before entering the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Oddwalk will be there as emcees, musical entertainment, and of course, number callers.
Doors open at 6, and you can have a whole night of fun for not a lot of funds! Read more about the “Support Katie’s Habit” event at her blog or this article recently at stltoday.com – hope to see much of oddwalkia there!
Doesn't she just look so gosh-darn holy?
Just because our first post on the subject is about to fall off the main page here, we wanted to remind you to Support Katie’s Habit at a family-fun Bingo Extravaganza the night of April 17.
That’s Katie in the green stripey sweater. Click here to read another article about her plans to join the ASCJs.
Look, a nifty flyer!
Our dear friend, AI classmate, and neighbor Katie is joining a religious order this fall – yay religious life! To do so, however, she must first pay off all her debt and living expenses for her first year with the order. Read the flyer on the left – or visit her “Support Katie’s Habit” blog – for more info as to why that is, which order she plans to join, why, etc….
The amount of money to be raised is not insignificant – $17,000 or so. Please consider coming to a Bingo Fundraiser on April 17, 7pm, at St. Margaret of Scotland in St. Louis. Your favorite Oddwalk guys will be the emcees for the night, and there will be fabulous prizes, fun side games, and other exciting activities.
A “Support Katie’s Habit” (isn’t that a great name?) widget (thanks, muddys!) will hangout in our sidebar until the event, or until Katie has raised the necessary funds. At least if you can’t offer support financially, please keep Katie in prayer!
Hey everyone, sorry for the lack of blogging lately – I (Orin) have been getting back into the swing of things since returning from Rome, and had precious few days to do so, and Shannon and I are leaving for New Orleans today for a weekend at the Hofinger Religious Education Conference there. We’ll have updates from the road, i’m sure, and when we return I’ll put up a few stories and pictures of our trip to Rome.
For now, enjoy this picture of the Matt Maher look-a-like that was on our last flight from Philly to St. Louis last Thursday, of of the big $13 bingo win Orin had Sunday night:
Waiting for bags, a tough life on the road
Bingo (under the N's)!
Orin’s wife Erin celebrated a birthday on the 18th. Here are a few pictures of the celebrations.
The night before her birthday, Orin and Erin stayed at HoteLumiere, which is not the new hotel Erin is sadly pointing at in the picture. We thought it was, but oh well. We did have a good time though!
On Sunday, Erin planned a big bingo extravaganza. Earlier in the afternoon, Many folks came over to prepare by eating lots of food and decorating bingo bags. Here’s Erin and Elise.
Guess who made this bag.
Then later it was off to bingo at St. Stephen’s in Caseyville, IL. We took over two tables with 18 or so people. No one one, though Katie did have a “wait” (being one number away) on the final game, a cover-all with a $500 prize. At the above table was Orin (taking the picture) and Br. Ricky, “Aunt” Peggy, Mom Pam, Jennifer, Jason, Br. Ray, and Emily.
At this table were Pete, Danielle, Katie, Megan, Brad, Jolene, The Birthday Girl, Erin C, Elise, and Stefanie. A good time was had by all (we think)! Happy birthday Erin!