Friday, October 24, 2014


Dear friends in Christ,

Tomorrow, Saturday, October 25th, is our annual Hayrack Ride, Bonfire and Potluck at Santa's Woods. The fun begins at 5:30 PM. All of the family and friends of Holy Cross parish are invited to participate, and everyone is encouraged to invite their own family and friends. No advance reservations are needed. We always have a great time with plenty of good food.

This is not a parish fundraiser. We simply charge what Santa's Woods charges us: $9.00 for ages 13 and up; $6.00 for ages 5 to 12; with children under 5 free. You can pay our Treasurer Tari C. when you arrive. Santa's Woods then collects their fees from the church.

Everyone is asked to bring food to share potluck style. If you haven't already signed-up to bring something in particular just bring something that would go well at a fall bonfire and potluck. The more food, the more fun!

The forecast is for beautiful fall weather on Saturday: Mostly sunny and pleasant, with a high of 76 degrees. We couldn't ask for better weather!

Santa's Woods is located at 3764 Hwy 133, Blair, Nebraska (between Omaha and Blair on Blair High Road). From Omaha take I-680 North to the Irvington Exit. Turn left on Blair High Road (Hwy 133) and travel towards Blair. Santa's Woods will be on your right. There is a large sign by the highway. You can't miss it!

Please be sure  to arrive by 5:30 PM. When you get to Santa's Woods just follow the signs to the location reserved for Holy Cross. The evening begins with a hayrack ride through a working farm, and then we will return to a roaring fire in a  private area reserved for our use. There will be picnic tables and electrical outlets for crock pots and coffee pots. Food is always in abundance. This an event that everyone looks forward to. You will have a great time. Kids will have a blast. As the song says, "The more we get together the happier we'll be!"

The Christian life is the good life at Holy Cross Orthodox Church. I hope to see you on Saturday at Santa's Woods!



V. Rev. Victor E. Novak
7545 Main Street
Ralston, Nebraska 68127
Rectory: (402) 687-9458
Church:  (402) 573-6558