Summer Lunch Program – Glow Week

Preparations were underway for the new school year, and the Summer Lunch Program,  hosted by LINC for nine weeks during the summer,  was coming to a close.  This was the 8th week (July 24-28) of the 9 week program, and the theme was Glow Week.  Black lights glowed and  neon-splattered cloths lit up the tables.

Red Tree Church was the sponsor for this week, and Rick Tucker organized, recruited helpers, and did a great job of serving the children this week.  After serving the children lunch, they engaged the children with songs, games and other fun activities.  The room was abuzz with excitement as the kids finished their lunch, and focused for a while on exploring the rewards they had selected from the extensive collection provided.  Then they were off to join in the next activity.

Kathy Thompson (Executive Director) and Angela McAllister (Staff)  structured the Summer Lunch Program rewards system towards building the children’s self-esteem and recognizing each child for their active participation and accomplishments during the Summer Lunch Program.  They personally honored each child individually…calling each  child’s name, enthusiastically inviting the child to select their reward choices from the collection awaiting them, and praising them for a job well done.

If only every child had such opportunities during the summer school break….  Help  spread the news that LINC cares and is here to help.




Upwards Sports Soccer Begins Soon

The Upwards Sports Soccer for youth began in August.  Practices started August 7th, and the first games are scheduled for August 26th at L.I.N.C. St. Charles County – #9 Love Park Ln in Wentzville.  Click on the following link for additional details:   260.

For any questions regarding Upward Soccer please contact Sherri Harris at or 636-327-8696 x260

H.O.P.E. Ministries Food Pantry – July Recipient of Schnucks – Bags 4 My Cause

Schnucks Wentzville store selected H.O.P.E. Ministries Food Pantry as the July recipient of the Schnucks – Bags 4 My Cause program
During the month of July, for each Hunger reusable  bag sold at the Schnucks store located at 1960 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville MO., H.O.P.E. Ministries Food Pantry will receive $1! Purchase this bag to support HOPE Ministries Food Pantry during the month of July 2017.  — Take a moment to stop by and thank the Schnuck’s Manager for selecting HOPE Ministries Food Pantry.

HOPE Ministries Food Pantry is located at LINC,  9 Love Park Lane in Wentzville.



Thank you, LOWES HEROES, for selecting LINC as the local non-profit organization that you will sponsor this year.  We at LINC are so excited and grateful that Lowes Wentzville, Lake St. Louis, and St. Charles stores plan to work together on a project to make some much-needed facility improvements here at LINC.  Thank you for helping our organization better serve those in need within our community.  Your generosity is amazing!

LINC Receives 2017 Community Builder Award!

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At their June 1st meeting, the Community Council of St. Charles County and its members celebrated the collaborative spirit of people and organizations in the community as they presented  the annual 2017 Community Builder Awards.  LINC was honored as a recipient of the Community Builder Award.  Kathy Thompson, LINC Executive Director (First Photo above:  4th from right in photo below), received the Award on behalf of LINC.  The event was also attended by the following from LINC (second photo, from right):  Rhonda Dickherber (Chairman of the Board) and Angela McAllister as well as Angelique Davis and Reva Mays (not shown in photo)

Thank you, Community Council of St. Charles County for your confidence!

For additional details about what the Council had to say about LINC and its contributions to the community, as well as the other recipients of this Award, please see the full article at the Community Council of St. Charles County blog .  Both Mercy and the Lincoln R-III School District Buddy Bags were awarded Community Builder Awards. In addition the  Frank Martinez Legacy Award was presented to Tom & Vicki Houska.

We are so proud to be a part of this thriving community.






Hall of Fame

The Hope Learning Center, LINC St. Charles County,  has its first preschool alumni member…  Mr. Devon Norman!

We are pleased to announce the high school graduation of Mr. Devon Norman. Devon is  attending a local college and has a football scholarship waiting on him! Devon shared with me that because he was sponsored to play with the LINC football program,  he found his love for the sport which led to many college scouts watching him in his sophomore,  junior and senior years of high school.  We are so proud of Devon!   The LINC staff wishes you well.
Jeremiah 29:11

Written by:  Kathy Thompson, LINC Executive Director