Happy New Year
1. We lost a very important former member of the St. Boniface community in October 2009. Hildegarde Dierker Eiler passed away. Some of you may remember her from church for her interesting hats, or you may have known her when she worked at Southern Commercial Bank for many years.
Hildegarde was from one of the earliest St. Boniface parish families and she was a very generous person. Hildegarde provided me with lots of historical details that are present in the www.stbonifaceonline.com website. She was 99 years old.
2. I posted in early 2009 that Jenni Brandel set up the St. Boniface group on Facebook and we had a whopping 40 members. I'm happy to report that, as of today, there are 211 members. Spread the word, folks, and let all of your friends know about it. You'd be surprised who's out there, all over the country.
3. We are still getting a great response from the Ultimate Fish Fry compendium. To all of the folks throughout the country sending in suggestions and feedback, thank you. Got one? Send it!
I will be updating the site in time for Lent, which this year starts on Ash Wednesday, February 17.
Have a great new year!