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Calling All Quilters and Quilt Enthusiasts
October will be an exciting month in Clifton, Texas and for Lutheran Sunset Ministries (LSM)! The annual FallFest (presented by Clifton Main Street) has brought family fun, food and entertainment to Clifton for many years and LSM is proud to be a part of this exciting event with their annual Volunteer Auxiliary Quilt Auction. This year marks the 26th year of the auction, which will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
The event is always held on the third Saturday in October in conjunction with FallFest, a day-long community event. This year the event has a new location! It will take place at the Clifton Civic Center (403 W. 3rd St., Clifton). From resident phone systems to transportation to beautiful gardens and pergolas, the auction has funded numerous projects around the LSM non-profit campus, enhancing quality of life for residents.
Starting in 1991, LSM has hosted the Annual Quilt Auction, with approximately 100 quilts donated by more than 60 church congregations, groups and individuals throughout Texas and beyond. What once started as a relatively small gathering under a tent in the parking lot of the Sunset Home, has transformed into a nationally-recognized event that attracts more than 80 loyal bidders each year. In 2015, the Quilt Auction alone raised more than $39,000 for various needs of Lutheran Sunset Ministries. There is no admission charge.
For more information on the Volunteer Auxiliary Quilt Auction and how to donate a quilt, please visit www.lutheransunset.org or call 254.675.8637 ext. 2224.
On April 13, 2017, Fox 44 aired a story on Lutheran Sunset Ministries’ Pot O’ Gold Thrift Store volunteers! Watch the video at the following link: http://www.mycentx.com/news/local/clifton-store-raises-1-million-for-nursing-home/691717881
2016 LSM Community Pet Show was a Big Success!
On Saturday, June 18, Lutheran Sunset Ministries (LSM) hosted its Second Annual Community Pet Show at the Sunset Home, the long-term care program of the ministry. Dogs, birds and even a bearded dragon gathered to show off their best qualities for Sunset Home Residents and visiting community members. Other pets included a turtle, sugar gliders, goats, chickens, a dove and a rabbit.
Best Bark, Best Trick and Best Jump were among some of the fun categories for dogs to show off their talents, while other canines chose to show off their looks in the Best Costume, Fluffiest and Longest Tail categories, to name a few. Some of the more unique pets competed for Most Unique, Most Talented, Friendliest and Owner/Pet Look-a-Like.
This was a fun opportunity for the community and our staff members to show off their furry, feathered and scaly friends to some of the best judges in town … our residents! Ribbons and trophies were awarded to the winner of each category and photos will be posted on our Facebook page and website (www.lutheransunset.org).
Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to all of our winners! We plan to have the third annual event in June 2017.
Clifton, Texas (October 13, 2015) — To celebrate Active Aging Week, Lutheran Sunset Ministries – Bosque County’s premier retirement community offering a full continuum of care – recently set the Bosque County record for most people in a chair-based exercise. On Saturday, October 3, 2015, 166 participants gathered at the Clifton High School practice field at 10 a.m. and participated in a 30-minute, instructor-led chair exercise class. The record was filed with the Bosque County Historical Commission on October 13, 2015. To the best of their knowledge, no other records for chair-based exercise have been attempted in Bosque County.
“Although we did not break the Guinness World Record of 481 people, we are thrilled with the outcome of this event,” said Andrea Hikel, Lutheran Sunset Ministries’ marketing and community relations director. “I believe we were successful in promoting active aging and wellness in our community, and really that was the ultimate goal.”
Lutheran Sunset Ministries plans to hold this event again next year with the goal of breaking their current Bosque County record, and maybe even surpassing the Guinness World Record. “We want to thank everyone who volunteered to help with this event,” said Mrs. Hikel. “Without the help of our community, this event wouldn’t have been such a big success. We are truly blessed to live and work in such an amazing community.”
Recent Television Coverage:
Fox 44 covered the Lutheran Sunset Ministries annual Community Pet Show in June 2016!
On February 7, 2016, KWTX Channel 10 aired a story on Hospice Sunset’s patient, Jackie Olsen. Watch the video at the following link: http://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Clifton-Cancer-patient-gets-wish-to-see-movie-with-sisters-368057521.html
On October 2, 2015, Fox 44 aired a story on Lutheran Sunset Ministries’ Guinness World Record attempt that took place on Oct. 3, 2015! Watch the video at the following link: http://www.mycentx.com/news/waco-news/clifton-residents-attempt-to-set-world-record
On June 10, 2015, Fox 44 aired a story on Lutheran Sunset Ministries’ 2015 Walk to Wellness campaign! Watch the video at the following link: http://www.mycentx.com/news/waco-news/area-senior-citizens-walk-over-1200-miles
On March 20, 2015, KCEN Channel 6 aired a story on Lutheran Sunset Ministries’ 2015 Resident Art Show! Watch the video at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjizJETHJVI