This annual award had two recipients this year. Marilyn Eberhart and Marge Berchtold were awarded this honor last Sunday at the Feast Day Dinner. They both are wonderful examples of sharing time, talent and treasure with our church family. Usually when you see one of them you will see the other! They serve together in many ways, so it seemed right to award them together. Be sure to congratulate Marilyn and Marge and thank them for their generosity. Their names have been added to the plaque hanging in the gathering space of the church.
These women have both worked as BAA chairpersons for many years. They both have held office in the Women’s guild and are very active in all the group’s projects such as the Craft Bazaar and the Advent giving tree. They are the coordinators for the funeral luncheons. They volunteer at Madison County Hospital and the Good Samaritan Food Pantry. Marilyn is a Eucharistic Minister and Marge is an Altar Server. Marilyn serves on one of the Offertory collection counting teams. Marge coordinates the Blood Drives held in the parish three times a year.
Marilyn and Marge have been members for many years. Marge and her husband Max raised their three children, here in West Jefferson and enjoy being with them and their grandchildren. The same is true of Marilyn and her husband Dave who celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary this past summer.
Many of you were probably first welcomed to the church by Marge. She always makes an effort to introduce herself to anyone with a new face. She is a wonderful model of Christian hospitality and friendship. Marilyn is the one who always has a smile and is ready to assist in any way you ask.
Thank you, Marilyn and Marge (M&M) for all you do for our parish and our community and for being true disciples of Jesus Christ.