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Santa Cause Comes Again Soon

Embark on a magical Christmas boat cruise to Santa’s North Pole hideaway! Along your lake tour you will be enchanted by lighted displays that unfold the story of your journey to the North Pole. Activities will be offered as well as a cash bar with adult and children’s beverages. Reservations recommended.

Before your journey on board begins, you will walk through the Twelve Charities of Christmas Tree Festival. This winter wonderland includes 12 individually decorated trees, sure to delight all ages!

“Santa Cause” is a super charity, which supports existing charities in Walworth County referred to as: “The Twelve Charities of Christmas” and performs Random Acts of Kindness throughout our community.  100% of the “Tree Festival” proceeds go directly to the charities.

The 2017 Santa Cruises will depart from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve running seven nights per week, except 12/24 and 12/25. Tours will depart from Gage Marina/PIER 290 Restaurant in Williams Bay every evening beginning at 4:30 pm.

For more information, go to: http://www.cruiselakegeneva.com/boat-tours/santa-cruise/

Click on this link to view a 30-second video: Santa Cause 2017

AN EVENING TO GIVE THEM HOPE is October 27

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Agape House is hosting its annual An Evening to Give Them Hope informational night on October 27 in Lake Geneva, Wis. The public is invited to learn more about the positive impact the organization makes in the lives of girls, young women, their families, and the local community. The evening will include a silent auction, inspirational guest speakers, and a gourmet dinner.

Join us Thursday, October 27 at the Geneva National Club, 1221 Geneva National Ave. South, Lake Geneva, Wis. 5:00 p.m. registration followed by a silent auction and 6:30 p.m. dinner. Tickets are $35 per person; $300 for a table of ten. Reservations are required. For ticket information and to RSVP, contact Jan Baker at 262-275-6466 or Jan@AgapeHouseHeals.org

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Inspired by Butterflies

What’s with all the Butterflies?

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Curious children playing in the summer sun often stop in their tracks to peek at a cocoon that houses a caterpillar transforming into something new. We stand in wonder of these tiny creatures that spin silky blankets around themselves, close out the world, and then emerge as something completely different from the bodies that went into hiding.

Too often, though, we see “cocoon behavior” that is not so filled with wonder. Parents struggling with alcohol addictions close their doors, hoping no one will see what’s happening within their hearts. Mothers in abusive relationships wall themselves off from concerned family and friends, afraid to leave what they think is the safety of what has become a cell. Children facing abuse and addiction and self-destructive behavior pull the blankets up over their eyes, frightened of a world beyond their familiar rooms. These are the everyday lives of so many who are trapped in a cocoon, afraid to come out of hiding.

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Estate Sale Fundraiser held at Agape House

Sale of donated estate to benefit Agape House

Agape House has received a generous donation of estate items from a private donor, for sale Thursday – Saturday, August 27 – 29 at Agape House, 215 Main Street, Walworth, Wis. Items for sale include recliners, dressers, mirrors, cabinets, trunks, headboards, dishes, vintage board games, pots and pans, and some antiques. All funds raised from the sale will support Agape House programs, which help turn around the lives of abused or distressed girls ages 12 through 28.

Donations of household goods are being accepted for the sale (no clothing, please). Donated items can be dropped off at Agape House on Monday or Tuesday, August 24 or 25, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. To schedule a different time or request a pick-up, call 262-275-6466.

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Girl Scouts Earn Badge

Thank you to the hard-working Girl Scout troop from Genoa City who visited Agape House to help tend our flower gardens. What a beautiful lesson in community outreach to enrich personal character. They did a wonderful job and thoroughly enjoyed themselves in the process. Our garden beds are now weeded, healthy and ready for summer flowers. We appreciate the cheerful assistance to keep our grounds looking lovely!

Do you know a Girl Scout or Boy Scout troop who would like to extend community outreach to Agape House? Our non-profit organization is run on volunteerism and welcomes assistance. Please contact us at (262) 275-6466.

 

2015 Agape School Graduates

Congratulations 2015 Agape School Graduates

Congratulations to Hannah and Naomi, our 2015 high school graduates and to Faith for her advancement from 8th grade to high school. Our ceremony included recognition for academic achievements and personal characteristics displayed throughout the year including Truthfulness, Kindness and Gentleness. We are very proud of all of our 2014 – 15 students!

Naomi and Hannah with teacher, Tina Dillman. 

Naomi and Hannah with teacher, Tina Dillman.

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Congratulations Naomi, Faith and Hannah

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