WARRENS,Wis.– The parishioners of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Warrens are nearing their goal of raising $10,000 to fund construction of one classroom of a mission school in Sateek, India. Father Francis Thadathil, a former associate pastor at St. Andrew and St. Mary Immaculate Conception Church of Tomah, is spearheading an effort to raise $90,000 to build a 30-foot by 165-foot school in his native India. “So far, we’ve raised more than $7,000 toward our goal of raising $10,000 this year for the Sateek Mission School project,” said Sue Weiner, chairperson of St. Andrew’s Social Concerns Committee. Among the fund-raising efforts was a raffle which concluded Nov. 30. The winner of the first-place prize – an Apple iPad or $400 cash – was Chuck Waters of Warrens. Kyra Neumann of Warrens won both the second-place prize, a queen-size quilt made by parishioner Sue Rezin, and the third-place prize, a massage package donated by Heidi Ueeck, owner of Massage 4 Life and a parish member. Terry Van Wychen of Kaukauna won the fourth-place prize, a full-size quilt also made by Sue Rezin. To help the St. Andrew Social Concerns Committee raise the remaining $3,000 toward their goal, Tyson & Julia Koput, owners of Wetlands Restaurant at Three Bears Lodge inWarrens, are offering a special promotion. For each $20 Wetlands Restaurant gift card purchased, the Koputs will donate $5 to the mission project fund. The gift cards can be purchased from St. Mary Catholic Church office in Tomah or from St. Andrew’s Social Concerns Committee members Nancy Wilder, Stephanie Knoepker, Greg Zingler or Sue Weiner. For more information, contact Weiner at (608) 378-4828. Monetary donations also are being accepted. Every dollar donated will go directly to the construction of the new school. To send a donation, send a check payable to St. Andrew Catholic Church and mail to Parish Office, St. Andrew Catholic Church,303 W. Monroe Street,Tomah, WI 54660.


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