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Wednesday, March 12,2014 Trenton Sun Page 11 - Local Caritas Family Solutions Board member, John Hudspeth (far right), of Carlyle, poses for his keepsake photo with, from left: his sonsBlake Hudspeth and Tim Hudspeth and Tim's wife Jes- sica. Seated is John Hudspeth's companion, Rilla Jones. Gala Committee members Dave and Cathie Schroeder, of Aviston, enjoying the festivities at the inaugural Gala fundraiser. Event Chairs Matt and Mary Rakers pose for their keepsake photos of the event. i Caritas charity gala event Caritas Family Solu- tions (Caritas), formerly known as Christian Social Services of Illinois, had its inaugural charity gala on Saturday, February 8, at The Hilton Regency in O'Fallon. More than 200 people attended the Mardi Gras-inspired event. Fx 2 News' Andy Bank- er welcomed the crowd and emceed the evening. Lori Powell, who adopt- ed a child through Carl- tas, spoke about her son's struggles as a foster child before getting the help he needed through Caritas. She emphasized how atten- tion, guidance, and encour- agement from the Caritas staff helped them become a forever family. In addition to dinner and live and silent auctions, the program included a Fund-a-Need campaign, which attained support from more than a quarter SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUN TODAY! 224-9422 of the attendees. Guests then danced the night away to '60s and '70s hits performed by Galaxy. The charity gala raised more than $84,000 which will be used to benefit the more than 4,000 children and adults Caritas serves each year. "This was one of the largest and most success- ful events in our agency's history," said Gary Huels- mann, Chief Executive Of- ricer. "It was very touching to see so many people come together to help support the individuals who are most in need in southern Illinois." For additional infor- mation, visig the Caritas Family Solutions website at www.caritas familysolu- tions.org. Dave Brandmeyer, Agent 9 E Broadway Trenton, IL 62293 Bus: 618-224-7897 dave@davebra ndmeyer.com Open an IRA by April 15. An IRA could reduce your taxes and it's a great way to invest in your future. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there: CALL ME TODAY. 0901200.1 00StateFarm ! : i : ; State Fatrn, Bloomington, IL : ii The boys check their balancing skills on their homemade balance board. The cubs gather around to enjoy the good food and company. Everyone lines up to make sure they get the chance to try. some of the delicious food brought into the event. Trenton Cub Scout b mquet Trenton's Cub Scout and a'night of circus fun, Jones. Pack 39 recently enjoyed carnival games and skits. The Scouts thank St. their annual Blue and Honored guests included John UCC for hosting the Gold banquet to celebrate Stan and Lois Clark, Pas- event and to Boy Scout a year of achievements tor Mike Rucker, Mayor Troop 39 for their sup- with a pot luck supper KyleJonesandChiefMike port. Visit us on the web at www.stjohnucctrenton.org "" ' Serve" A eo. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST / Rev. Mark Styjak, Pastor '( Corner First & Walnut Trenton, IL 62293 '\\; Home of 61 8-224-9828 Rainbow PreSchool Sunday Worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages at I0:45 a.m. B i lWwhChicken, Shrimp hl & Fish Fry IIII Every Friday Evening ]]1111 Starting at 4:30 p.m. IIIlll AVISTON 1111 LEGION HOME IIII .avistonlegion.com IIII one228-7311 IIII ARRYOUTS AVAILABLE IIII P/ease order chicken fill II before 6:30p.m. All classes are taught by certified Illinois State Police Conceal and Carry Instructors FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER- CALL ISP APPROVED CONCEAL AND CARRY INSTRUCTOR BRIAN HANSEN" (618) 409-2080 OR CALL ART BORUM AT 618-$4534OI OR CYDN[Y RICHARDSON AT 618-$45-3255 Kaskaskia College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413. www.ncahlc.orq