We praise the Lord for a wonderful time with everyone on Friday, September 14th, at the Together We Build Fundraising Banquet! Out theme this year was Honoring Our Legacy, Building Our Future. Our special guest was Mrs. Marilyn Kallander, who taught at Calvary for 24 years. She shared about her years of service at Calvary and how it isn’t just about the academics but also about teaching the students from a Biblical worldview. She expressed her excitement in how God is the focus of every subject and not a separate piece that you try to make fit. Mrs. Kallander also shared many fond memories of past students and relationships built over the years. We appreciate her willingness to share part of Calvary’s legacy and what it has meant to her through the years.
Pastor Chris Causey also gave an update on the building project. The total raised to date is over 513,000! PRAISE THE LORD! In the past year we have completed hook up to city water and sewer and continue to develop plans for the next step. As he shared at the banquet, the next step is to pursue the foundation and “shelling in” of the gymnasium. We continue to work with the builder and architect to get firm numbers to begin moving forward, with the hope of seeing progress starting Spring of 2019!
After our delicious meal, we enjoyed yummy desserts from the Silent Auction. It was great to see everyone excited to bid on their favorite desserts and making those last second entries to be sure they were the top bidder. This year, through the very generous donations of seven local businesses, we had the opportunity to do a Live Auction as well. Pastor Chase Cantrell was auctioneer for the night. Everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy the friendly competition that came with bidding for the different items, all the while supporting a great cause!
Through the auctions, money given that night and pledges at the banquet, we raised over $55,000! Thanks to a generous donor who will match donations up to $100,000, we are now $110,000 closer to taking the next step of our project. Your support makes a huge impact in continuing to provide quality Christian education for generations to come. If you were unable to attend but still want to contribute, double your dollars by giving while the matching funds are still available. You can pick up a pledge card or make a donation in the school or church office.
We PRAISE THE LORD for the great things He has done and continues to do! May HE receive ALL the GLORY and HONOR!!