Saturday, January 20, 2018

Words of thanks from a thankful Columbus family

On Behalf of the entire Mandeville Family THANK YOU for a wonderful day at the Tailgate Celebration Benefit for Steven and Ellen held on April 4, 2015!
Michelle Eder, Janell Kulla, and Crystal Branson were the organizers, and oh my goodness what they accomplished in three weeks is nothing less than miraculous! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You are great role models FOR ALL OF US on how to come along side one another and then pay it forward. Over $8000.00 was raised. One-hundred percent of it will be used for scholarships for individuals going on a Christian long or short term missions.
To all of the people that donated items for the Silent Auction…WOW! Each item was so special and perfect for the day. There was something for everyone. Thank you for your generosity.
Thank you to those that donated food, drink, t-shirts, materials for the kids games, your time, your talents…Everything was perfect.
Thank you to the set up/take down crews. You did a tremendous job.
To the football players, Coach John Smith, and Referee Leo Teske…thanks for the fun hour of football. You were amazing to watch. It looked like everyone was having a wonderful time. (We hope you weren’t too sore the next morning!)
To Dave Seibert our wonderful announcer! We loved to hear you call the game and share words of affirmation to the players and our community. Thank you!
Thank you to Ron Faust, Webb and Forrest Mandeville up in the Crow’s Nest keeping track of who was making the plays.
Thank you to our community for coming out and sharing the day with us. Your love and support has been amazing. It’s bigger than our little minds can wrap around! We are so humbled and blessed to live in this community and call you friends.
Finally, we would like to thank God for being with us every step of this journey. We move forward trusting Him in all ways.
With hearts of gratitude and thanks,

Ellen and Steven Mandeville
Jim, Paula & Ben Mandeville
Columbus