*The following article is a brief update from American college student and soon-to-be graduate of Swarthmore College in Philadelphia, PA, Arianne Wenk.
Submitted by Fr. Guillermo Estrada, S.J. - March 2014
Hello, and thank you for your interest in our unique, handmade rustic trellises. Crafted by local artisans in Happy Valley, Oregon from native branches, these durable and attractive trellises will be the perfect addition to your yard or garden. Ideal for supporting plant growth or just as useful as a decorative item.
Thank you again to all of our patrons and supporters from around the world for partnering with us on our 2013 Fund-An-Item project at the Clinica St. Teresita in Creel, Mexico.
The TCHF of Oregon recenly held their second annual Poker Party in early January. This was one of our sign up items from the Benefit back in October and we were excited to welcome 21 ready and rarin' to go poker players. Hosted by TCHF of Oregon Board Members, friends and family members in a beautiful house located on Mt. Scott in Happy Valley overlooking Portland.
Once again, we will be holding our 3rd Annual Art Contest for grade school students enrolled in Catholic parish schools in the state of Oregon. This contest will be held during the Easter 2014 season and the theme will be the "The Ascension".
* The deadline for entering the contest is April 18, 2014 and the winners will be announced on May 16, 2014. *
"Thank You" to everyone who attended our 15th Annual Benefit on Saturday, October 5th. We were pleased to have a full house and appreciated the strong attendance of over 200 smiling faces. We want to especially thank the TCHF Board Members for their dedication in setting up and running this event and we want to thank Father Guillermo, Mission Director from Creel, Mexico and Father David Ungerleider, Liaison and Advisor from Tijuana for making the trip to update us on the current conditions and to assist in the appeal for this Benefit.
NOTE: We are posting this entry on behalf of our friends and colleagues in Creel.
The local community recently celebrated the Santa Teresita Feast Day. These pictures give a very good sense of the Tarahumara people, how they dress and the area in which they live. Santa Teresita is the patron saint of the Clinic in Creel. Thank you to Antonio for sending the pictures for us to post:
Following the enthusiastic success of our First Annual Poker Party last year we are pleased to announce that we still have some open seats for our Second Annual Poker Party. It will be held on Saturday, January 11th, 2014 in Happy Valley. Come join us for a fun evening of great food and drink, fellowship and, of course, some competitive poker.
Local quilters and supports of the TCHF Mission have presented us with another installment of 25 custom-made quilts to be delivered to the Clinic in Creel, Mexico for distribution to the young patients. We are so very appreciative of their dedication and generosity and thank them on behalf of all of the staff and patients at the Clinic in Creel.