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, read 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.






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

LINC hosts Bike Club Tuesdays & Thursdays at Love Park

     Several children attended LINCs Bike Club this past Tuesday, June 6th.  They enjoyed getting their bicycles repaired and then taking a ride around LINC’s Love Park bike trail.  How special to see the faces light up with big smiles when they jumped on their repaired bicycles for a test ride around the park!

Dave Day (left in photo) volunteers Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. during the summer, and leads this LINC program.  Denny McCarthy also regularly volunteers on Tuesdays at LINC’s Bike Club, and helps make this great program available to the youth.  Dave and Denny teach the youth (age 11 and older) how to repair their own bicycles and also bicycle safety as well as riding their bikes around the park and special events at other locations.  Following the Bike Club, the children are invited to attend LINC’s Summer Lunch Program.

    Volunteers are still needed for one hour on both Tuesdays and Thursdays;  both men and women volunteers are needed.  No bike repairing or teaching skills are necessary. Please contact LINC at 636-332-5127.

BIKE CLUB – It’s Not Too Late to Join the Fun


Come join the fun at LINC’s Summer Bicycle ClubThis is a great opportunity for children age 11 and up to socialize with others while they get exercise and learn about bicycle repair and safety.

The Bicycle Club, located in Wentzville at LINCs Community Center, at 9 Love Park Lane, is hosted by volunteers. It is a safe and fun place for children to enjoy riding their bicycles.  Equally important, children learn how to repair their bicycles and learn biking safety.  The Bicycle Club is FREE to children age 11 and up who live in Hidden Valley Estates subdivision.  If your child doesn’t own a bicycle…they will be provided an opportunity to earn their own bicycle through community service hours at LINC.  — Bicycle Club hours are on Tuesdays and Thursdays,  from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  In the event of bad weather, that day’s event will be cancelled.

  We need additional volunteers for both Tuesdays and Thursdays programs, for the one hour,  from 10:30 – 11:30.  To obtain additional details about the program or to volunteer, please contact 636-332-5127.  Thank you.