Fr.Blaine Burkey poses with Gene and Lorinda Corley who donate the wine to the Brown Robe Benefit each year.
The gathering at the Governor’s Mansion was a huge success this evening. Most of the Denver friars were there. The Colorado Springs friars who had planned to attend got stopped by snow. Jennifer Cramer from North Pole, Alaska, won the Cabo trip. And then Jennifer Cramer won the trip to Rome! Of the 1,050 plus tickets purchased, Jennifer purchased ten. It figures out that it was a one in 10,000 odds that this would happen. Rachel Pedersen (youngest at the Governor’s Mansion gathering) picked the Cabo winner. Blaine Burkey (second oldest of the friars at the gathering) picked the Rome winner. Jennifer Cramer is the mother of five. Her husband just came home from the Army. It was forty below zero in North Pole, Alaska, when we called. Cabo sounded great. Then when we called the second time, Jennifer was as surprised as we were.
The friars sang traditional German and English Christmas songs as part of the evening’s entertainment.