. . . that on Monday, October 20th we welcomed some very special guests to theMaria Kaupas Center?Illinois Appellate Court Justice Jesse Reyes andattorney Dan Cotter, President of the Chicago Bar Association,met with high school students immediately after school in the chapel.MKC teens listened attentively as the gentlemen explained their jobs andshared stories of personal perseverance that led to success.
. . . later, the ninth grade chefs from Cooking with Mary – Prete-y Good Food! welcomed familyto a home-cooked meal they prepared under the watchful guidance and instructor Mary Prete.
The menu included salad, bread, BBQ chicken, macaroni and cheese, bread, green beans, brownies, and apple crisp, allprepared from scratch.The meal both began and ended in prayer as Ms. Mary thanked her students for sharing themselves with herand they in turn thanked Ms. Mary for sharing her appreciation of home-cooking with them.Each graduating chef was given a personalized apron and a booklet of the recipes they had prepared together.Families, bursting with pride for their sons and daughters,broke bread together and enjoyed fellowishipover a meal prepared with new-found confidence and seasoned with love.We were also delighted that Nadine Roy, the newest member of the MKC Board of Directors,was able to join us for both events.Nadine spent the afternoon and evening getting to know who and what make the Maria Kaupas Center so special.We think she learned a lot in her visit.
. . . we also welcomed a visit from these harbingers of good luck,as sun and pleasant temperatures led lady bugs to turn theMKC awning into a speckle-tacular canvas of blessings!