Heritage Night was a wonderful success this year. Being my first year participating in it, I was very pleased with our participation. Everyone had a great time. Besides making some money for our parish, we make our church known to the community. This we succeeded at. Several people expressed a desire to learn more about Orthodoxy and our church. I am looking forward to more community events for the St. Elias parish.
A note of thanks from our chair of the event follows:
Dear members and friends of St. Elias,
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their efforts with Heritage Night. Our involvement in this community activity has again demonstrated that we can be a vibrant and meaningful part of the LaCrosse area. Most importantly we came together and enjoyed the variety of cultures represented, including the wonderful diversity reflected at St Elias. A special thanks to those who volunteered for the first time and made special arrangements in their schedules to be with us. We need you and are truly appreciative of your contributions! We also thank those who helped out in advance but could not join us in during the event.
Again much thanks and appreciation to everyone,