Left, from left, Sisters Adeline Mertz, Cleophas Schumacher and Carmen Voisard enjoy their root beer floats prepared by Sisters Gerri McGeorge and Nancy Recker during a celebration for the outgoing council on Emma 3 at the Maria Joseph Center; middle, Sister Luella (M. Victor) Huelskamp enjoys a root beer float as Sister Joyce Lehman smiles during the celebration; right, a display (created by candidate Bela Mis) from the Sisters in appreciation of the outgoing community council.
There were plenty of smiles and laughs on July 15 as the Sisters living in Emma Hall at the Maria Joseph Center in Dayton celebrated council for its last four years of service to the Congregation with prayer and root beer floats.
Current council members also thanked the Sisters for their many prayers and good thoughts.
“I don’t think you realize just how much your prayers mean to us,” said Sister Joyce Lehman, president. “Your prayers carry us through some of the tougher times.”
The current council terms ended Aug. 1. The newly-elected council will serve through August 2019.
Story and photos by Dave Eck