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 ntee                                                                                    Discover the Difference in your new home at The
                                                                                    Windcrest on Van Dorn.  Our apartments strike the perfect
 9.99                                                                               balance between safety and spacious comfort.  Residents
                                                                                       can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from 24 hour
 r”            Donations to Community         Executive Director of Community       qualified, caring staff, weekly housekeeping, walk in show-
 thetil    Action’s Gathering Place Soup      Action. “We are humbled by the         ers, transportation and 3 restaurant style meals per day,
 com       Kitchen will be matched $1 for     support of our match sponsors,        including soft serve ice cream.  We are a pet friendly com-
                 $1 through year-end          who see so clearly the critical        munity.  We have an exceptional community full of won-
 ore/til      Home. We’ve spent more          need being met by the Gathering         derful residents.  Come see firsthand why our residents
 cker      time there than usual this past    Place. Their partnership is mak-
           year. It’s where we’ve worked,     ing possible an offer of $1 for $1         choose to call The Windcrest on Van Dorn home!
           learned, and taught. Soon, it will   match on all donations for the        Call The Windcrest on Van Dorn at 402-486-0011 or visit
           be where we spend another holi-    Gathering Place through year-               our website:
           day season. At home we’ll give     end. We hope all will join to sup-              7208 Van Dorn Street, Lincoln, NE  68506
           thanks, enjoy meals, share sto-    port this work and ensure the                              Phone:  402-486-0011
           ries, and look forward to a new    Gathering Place is here for those              Email:
           and different year.                who need it most.”                                 A Capital Senior Living Community
              With its brick façade and          Since March, need for the
           large front porch, Community       Gathering Place’s service has
           Action’s Gathering Place, located   increased rapidly. Per night, the
           two blocks south of Lincoln’s      number of individuals served is
           Capitol Building, looks a lot like a   double what it was before the             A New Reading Circle: Czech It Out!
           home. And to the hundreds who      pandemic. In response, the
           visit each night for a free nutri-  Gathering Place has worked to           By Lois Shimerda Rood
           tious evening meal, it feels a lot   adapt and increase services                and Layne Pierce
           like home, too.                    while prioritizing guest, staff, and    The Reading Circle of the
              “It reminds me of my mom’s      volunteer safety. The Gathering      Nebraska Czechs of Lincoln is
           hot cooking,” said Sheldon, a fre-  Place moved to providing to-go      now starting their third year. The
           quent guest of the Gathering       meals only, and permanently          purpose of the Czech Reading
           Place. “My mom’s deceased,         expanded its hours of operation      Circle is to share significant
           and the food reminds me of         from five days a week to seven.      books about, by, for, and impor-
           home. It feels like family.”          “Just last month, the             tant to, people of Czech heritage.
              Every year, the Gathering       Gathering Place served 4,158            You don’t have to be a mem-
           Place serves over 30,000 hot       meals—a new record.” said See.       ber of the Nebraska Czechs and
           evening meals to anyone in         “Need for the Gathering Place’s      you don’t even have to be of
           need. And this year, thanks to     services is greater than ever—       Czech heritage to participate in
           the support of several generous    and only with our community’s        our circle.
           organizations, all monetary        support can we continue serving         We meet through a free con-
           donations received for             meals to all those who need          ference call at 6:30 p.m. on the
           Community Action’s Gathering       them most.”                          last Tuesday of each month.  To
           Place will be matched $1 for $1,      All contributions will support    get the conference call number:
           beginning October 14.              the Gathering Place’s work to        contact Lois Shimerda Rood at
              The match is made possible      provide free hot, nutritious meals   402-570-2333 or Layne Pierce at
           thanks to the generosity of sev-   to anyone who needs them in          402 770-5029.
           eral campaign sponsors, includ-    Lincoln. Meals are available from       All you need is an interest in    Upcoming Book discussions:
           ing lead sponsor, Acklie           5 – 6 PM nightly.                    Czech culture, world contribu-      December - Babicka by Bozena
           Charitable Foundation, as well        Donations will be matched $1      tions, and heritage.                  Nemcova (1855)
           as Miriam Moeller Charitable       for $1 through December 31. To          Mason Cooley, the American       January - The Last Palace by
           Trust, Union Bank and Trust,       donate, visit                                 sage once said,              Norman Eisen (2018)
           Horizon Bank, and Bukaty            “READING GIVES US SOME-          February - Love and Garbage
           Companies. This year’s goal is        or mail contributions to:         PLACE TO GO WHEN WE HAVE              by Ivan Klima  (1986)
           to raise $121,000 to support the      Community Action                  TO STAY WHERE WE ARE.”
           work of the Gathering Place.       Partnership of Lancaster and
              “Since the COVID-19 pan-        Saunders Counties
           demic began, we have seen             Attn: The Gathering Place                          Lincoln Nebraska in 1938
           record need for meals at the          210 O Street                                  Can you Identify some buildings?
           Gathering Place,” said Vi See,        Lincoln, NE 68508.

                                                                                                     Lincoln Nebraska in 1868

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