from Mr. Gennawey..... Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you each and everyone: To all the Scouts and families who took the time to bring and special toy to the troop Christmas Party. Each and every toy was a special blessing to a child who may have not received a toy this past Christmas. I want to especially Thank the following troop members who took the time on Sunday to help. Your time and efforts were a blessing to each family and child. Each and everyone worked hard and showed what Scouting is all about. You were truly servant of the Lord on this special day. Roberto, Kathyrn and Mrs. Salazar Trent Sanchez Dylan and Mr. Neel Nicholas Gee Joseph, Jacob and Mr. Encinas Kristian Lozano Isaac, Michael and Mr. / Mrs. Vermilye Janine, Christopher and Mr. / Mrs. Gennawey Faith Lutheran added the below article to their church bulletin and there was a special article in the Whittier Daily News. (see the link below) God's Blessings Mr. Gennawey This is what was written in the church bulletin:
WHAT A BLESSING!!! – With the combined efforts of our school children’s Chapel offerings, individual donations,
Scout Troop 54, and Thrivent funds, over 500 toys were available for the hundreds of children on campus last
Sunday. In addition, 148 bags of food (beans, spaghetti & sauce, canned fruit & veggies, rice, broth, & peanut butter)
were distributed through the generous donation of Della Webster’s employer! The expressions of joy and
gratitude are unforgettable, and precious memories for each of our volunteers. The event ran like clockwork, thanks
to over 30 volunteers from church, school, and the Boy Scouts, headed by Team Leaders Lauren Aravelo (Registration),
Rick Erven (Program), Anne Blaikie (Toys), & Bruce Mattson (Parking). As expected this year, the number of
attendees increased, yet God provided just enough toys! (We had less than 40 remaining.) We registered 178 families
and 448 children. Just think – over 700 people came through our campus! Well done, good and faithful servants ! ! ! !
THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR HELP AND DONATIONS!!!!!
Read newspaper article, Whittier Daily News: