$10 – $150

The Sunflower Gala

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Castle Finn Vineyard & Winery, Inc

1288 N 1200th St

Marshall, IL 62441

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Sunflowers symbolize loyalty, longevity, hope, and faith. The intricate details of a sunflower are awe inspiring. Sunflowers only grow when they are exposed to the sun. They literally bend and strain to face the sun. Sunflowers remind me of these verses : “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13. “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.
A Gala is a celebration. We are celebrating our decision to pursue an education for our children that teaches to the core of who God made them to be perfectly and intentionally created to bring Him fame.

My name is Holly Lancaster. I am the director of a new Christian school in Paris, Illinois. We serve children from preschool through sixth grade. Ms. Holly's House provides parents an option to choose a private school that they believe in. The educational practices will reflect research-based learning strategies that represent what is new and what is right in the field of education. Ms. Holly’s House features flexible seating, project-based learning, Montessori Style Individualized learning plans, nature-based academics, and weekly Chapel Services. The benefits of learning in a mixed age environment are numerous. The outdoor environment includes a garden, loose parts playground, and creative learning opportunities. This cottage style home school welcomes families into a peaceful and caring environment that embraces children as unique individuals. Each student has the benefit of learning without limits.


My son, Noah, was born smiling. He was a happy and hilarious young man. He wanted to be a farmer since the time he could first climb the steps to his grandpa’s John Deere tractor. Three months after his 18th birthday, a farm accident took him from us and reunited him with his Creator. My sweet son had an amazing ability to form true relationships. He knew that in order to establish connection an investment of time had to be made. Every time I see a sunflower I think of his goofy laugh. As a young child, Noah loved sunflowers. This busy, energetic boy would stop and stare with such awe at sunflowers. It was Noah who told me years ago that Sunflowers are beautiful when they live and yet have to die to really be appreciated . (He loved to eat sunflower seeds).
As a tribute to a unique and creative learner, this fundraiser will symbolize the appreciation that I have for my perfectly and intentionally made boy whose life inspires me to persevere. Together we will create support for a mission to provide our community with Jesus Inspired education that focuses on higher level academics and inspires the fundamental elements of love, forgiveness, and strength.

Please help us celebrate Noah's 20th birthday, on March 20, 2020 by enjoying a night of food, fun, and dancing!
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Castle Finn Vineyard & Winery, Inc

1288 N 1200th St

Marshall, IL 62441

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