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Pennies aplenty at Christ’s Church at Lowhill


Special to The Press

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, New Tripoli, had its annual summer penny party on July 28.

The church social hall was a full house once again, after coming off to a slow start up after COVID-19.

Seats ran out and doors were locked 15 minutes before the game started.

For anyone unable to attend this penny party, there will be another party in October.

Items, donated by members of the congregation, ranged from 1 cent to 50 cents, with four tables filled with household items, food, gift cards, toys, tools, plants and more.

Dale and Sheila Watt of Germansville were the penny party’s official cashiers.

Homemade foods and desserts were offered before and during the penny party.

Bev Moyer, treasurer of Christ’s Church at Lowhill, was head of the train of trays that wove around the room to the end of the line.

The tray had a prize on it and two empty cups, one for the loose change and one for the ticket.

Organist of Christ’s Church at Lowhill, Jason Ruhe, not only spun the tunes and had the guests singing and dancing in their seats to the music, but also announced the lucky winners of the prizes.

Christ’s Church at Lowhill’s kitchen crew Marlene Wertman, Joette Levan, Polly Slifer, Dale and Bev Frizzell, Lois Mayers, Lisa Schwartz and Rusty Albertson prepared and served meals and desserts throughout the evening.

Christ’s Church at Lowhill’s penny parties are exciting and unique due to the members that staff these events and make it an evening of fun, fellowship and laughter.

Santa even paid a visit for “Christmas in July.”

PRESS PHOTO COURTESY CINDY RUHE SMITH Dale and Sheila Watt collected the money for food and games at Christ's Church at Lowhill penny party on July 28.
Bev Moyer prepares trays to pass around the room.
Jason Ruhe was the DJ spinning the tunes at the penny party.
The kitchen crew included Joette Levan, Polly Slifer, Bev Frizzell and Dale Frizzell leaning against the cabinets.
PRESS PHOTOS COURTESY CINDY RUHE SMITH The crowd is gathered and ready to play at the penny party July 28 at Christ's Church at Lowhill, New Tripoli.