WCS hostess supper set for April 6
WORTHINGTON -- The year was 1970 when Worthington Christian School Principal Stan Sprik proposed the idea of a hostess supper as a fundraising opportunity to honor school families and community supporters. As a result, the first ever WCS Hostess ...
WORTHINGTON - The year was 1970 when Worthington Christian School Principal Stan Sprik proposed the idea of a hostess supper as a fundraising opportunity to honor school families and community supporters. As a result, the first ever WCS Hostess supper was born in the basement of its former location on Johnson Avenue.
It was decided that there would be 10 tables and a teacher/board member would represent the school at each table, invite six-to-nine guests and prepare the meal. The entertainment that evening was a barber shop quartet from the Sibley, Iowa area. Approximately $1,000 in donations was collected, which was quite an impressive result for everyone involved.
Within a few years, the event outgrew the school basement and was relocated to the fellowship hall of the Christian Reformed Church. Then, in the year 2000 - when the gymnasium was built at the current school location on Eleanor Street - the WCS Hostess Supper made its new home there. This would allow for more guests to be invited and to continue celebrating the rich tradition of faith-based education in our community.
This year's celebration finds us grateful for our past, blessed in the present and having faith for the future. On Thursday evening, April 6, more than 400 people will gather around 40 tables and break bread as guests of honor at the 47th Annual WCS Hostess Supper. Having been invited by their host/hostess (WCS parent/school society members) guests will enjoy a delicious homemade meal, enriching fellowship and musical entertainment. The sixth- through eighth-grade students will dress to impress and serve as ushers, waiters and waitresses.
The Benson Family Singers from Faribault will guarantee smiles of satisfaction with their unique sound and story. Peter, Rochelle and their three sons have a unique ministry consisting of barbershop, bluegrass and gospel music. They specialize in tight acapella harmonies and play a variety of instruments like guitar, banjo, bass, violin and mandolin.
Last year's free-will donations brought in approximately $18,000 at the supper. It was used for classroom technology improvements, drinking water fountains and HiHo preschool curriculum. This year’s funds will go toward new English curriculum and bathroom remodeling.
If you would like to experience the difference at WCS, learn more about what a Christ-centered education can mean for your family and/or receive an invitation to the WCS Hostess Supper on April 6, visit the school website at www.worthingtonchristianschool.org .