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Foxwood Springs Residents’ Council Newsletter
Is Now Available Online In the Familiar PDF Format

Everyone can now keep up to date in a timely manner by CLICKING HERE to read this informative publication while online or download the PDF file for printing/reading later and for sending to friends and family as an attachment to email.


Volunteerism At Foxwood Springs

The helping hand of a volunteerVolunteerism has always been a significant part of the character of Foxwood Springs since the first residents moved here in June, 1978.  Residents participate actively in many volunteer programs, such as FSTV, the Library, the Computer Lab, various resident organizations, such as the Parish Council, an organization with members from each of the 24 Parishes, or living units in the community, the Foxwood Springs Residents’ Council, which administers the Fellowship of John program, and The Residents’ Association, which is an independent residents’ representative organization.

Volunteerism to maintain the Fellowship of John to provide assistance to those who have outlived their resources takes many forms.  The residents on the Board of the Foxwood Springs Residents’ Council, which administers the program, are all volunteers; there is no paid staff member for this program.

To view and print the new Fellowship of John tri-fold Brochure, Click Here.
The Brochure also contains information about all the shopping opportunities.

Throughout the year, approximately 70 residents work in the Thrift Shop and Furniture Garages; 60 in the Bargain Barn; and our faithful and hard-working workers in the Gift Shop have worked for many years making items for sale and providing such services as clothing repair to residents.  During the past year, the Thrift Shop has earned approximately $94,500 to help support the Fellowship of John.

Click Here to watch the 2 videos about Gift Shop and Thrift Shop
which provide support for Fellowship of John which
helps retired folks when funds and resources run out.

The Thrift Shop and the Furniture Garages are open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

The Bargain Barn and the Gift Shop are open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Foxwood Springs Residents’ Council assumed responsibility for the Fellowship of John program in April, 2005, and all work for the Festival was then being done by volunteers.  The Festival occurred on two days in September, but many hours of planning and preparation go into this valuable fund-raising event for the benefit of this charity.

We are grateful to all of those who actively participated in the Fall Festival, and to all of those who come to purchase items in our various venues.  We never had enough volunteers for all of the work which is needed, and we welcome both residents and friends of Foxwood who want to volunteer to help us.  Please contact our Fall Festival Co-Chairs if you would like to help.

CLICK HERE to see special page on Volunteerism.


The Thrifty Foxy Ladies Fashion Show of 2019

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A picture of Margaret Jones-Daisy Jones-Joyce Stiefel at Fashion Show
Margaret Jones-Daisy Jones-Joyce Stiefel
A picture of Priscilla Darling at Fashion Show
Priscilla Darling
A picture of Donna Wallis at Fashion Show
Donna Wallis

On Monday, April 8, 2019 the Thrift Shop sponsored the Thrifty Foxy Ladies Fashion Show in Bromwell Lounge to raise funds for the Fellowship of John. Ellie Butterfield, Joyce McHenry, Joyce Stiefel, and Priscilla Darling developed this very successful event for the FOJ. There were 19 Foxwood Springs resident models who wore Thrift Shop apparel at this event. The models presented 1, 2 or 3 different outfits.

Priscilla Darling, a member of the FSRC Board and dedicated Thrift Shop worker, provided the publicity for the event. She said, “We met every week for over a month planning. After the models were selected we opened the Thrift Shop one afternoon for them to select their outfits. Some wore one and some wore 3 outfits. We had a rehearsal Friday, April 5 in Bromwell so the models could see what we wanted them to do.”

Thrift Shop Manager Yvonne Paysinger presented a brief history of the Foxwood Springs Thrift Shop, “The Best Little Thrift Shop in Cass County”, which she and her partner, Norma Lilja, opened in May, 2006. Thrift Shop workers work in three and a half hour shifts from 9:00 to 12:30 and from 12:30 to 4:00 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. There are 2-3 workers for each shift, and some workers act as substitutes when one of the regular workers is unable to be there. Al Morse and Lew Longhenry supervise the Furniture Garages and also have two workers on each shift. Last year, the Thrift Shop raised $90,357 for the Fellowship of John. They are always looking for new volunteers, so contact Yvonne Paysinger if you would like to work.

There were 19 Fashion Show models: Ellie Butterfield, Joyce McHenry, Joyce Stiefel, Priscilla Darling, Yvonne Paysinger, Judi Beckner, Doris Conley, Karen Foster, Robbie Hampton, Daisy Jones, Margaret Jones, Jean Keller, Harriet Lawrence, Donna Longhenry, Linda McNiel, Mary Lou McClure, Linda Sawyer, Donna Staples, and Donna Wallis. There was no charge for attending the show, but people were encouraged to make donations to the FOJ. The event raised $1,191.00 at this time.


In 2019, there will be no “Fall Festival of Bargains” held.

Click Here for the October 12, 2018 edition of
“Foxwood Springs Residents’ Council Newsletter”
to read about the
37th Annual Fall Festival of Bargains for 2018
that took place at Foxwood Springs on
Friday and Saturday
 September 21 and 22, 2018.

The purpose Fall Festivals is to provide backing for the Fellowship of John in raising funds to support our qualified residents who have outlived their resources.

In addition to some new activities, all our usual booths in Holmes Hall and campus shops will be open to the public.  Lunch will be available for a modest price in Holmes Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The menu will be Sandwiches –
Hamburgers, Brats, or Turkey Hot Dogs
with Chips and Drink = Total $6.00 plus Dessert $2.00.

Workers prepare for these events
for months, and residents and visitors
are all very grateful.

 

Fall Festival volunteers sorting and pricing merchandise 

The Fall Festival Committee may be contacted by calling during work hours: (816) 318-2200 or write to us at
1500 W Foxwood Dr, Raymore, MO 64083

Fall Festival volunteers are always needed for sorting and pricing merchandise.

A picture of “Bargains at the Fall Festival.”
A picture of “Bargains at the Fall Festival.”
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Some of the features included in this event are in Holmes Hall.

  • Bake Shop

  • Book Nook

  • Holiday Shop

  • House Plants

  • Jewelry Shop

  • Lunch

  • Candy Stand

  • Silent Auction

  • Gift Shop in Room 112C facing the Thrift Shop  in the Community Building

  • Furniture in Furniture Garages
     

Holiday Shop “Bargains at the Fall Festival.”
Holiday Shop “Bargains at the Fall Festival.”
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More “Bargains at the Fall Festival.”
More “Bargains at the Fall Festival.”
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In the Bargain Barn:

Getting items ready in the Bargain Barn

Clothing, housewares, dishes and luggage galore

  • Luggage

  • Clothing

  • Dishes

  • Housewares

  • Furniture

  • Computers

  • Dishes

  • Linens

  • Decorating items

  • Raffle

  • Greeters

  • Tours Both Days
    (Homes, Apartments, and the Licensed Area for prospective residents and their families)

Raffle ticket sellers work before and during the Festival and cashiers for the various venues will work on Friday and Saturday.  Some residents have blackberries and gooseberries, and volunteers pick them so pies and cobblers can be made.  There are many contributions from those unable to do actual work.  Our Bake Shop, one of our most visited venues, carries a variety of pies, cakes, mustard, relish, etc. with many items made from great family recipes.  There is always great dedication to this project.  There is a Candy Stand, where home-made candies are featured.

Getting ready is the fun part.
Getting ready is the fun part.

The Fall Festival of Bargains helps to provide support for the Fellowship of John program that makes available financial assistance for residents who have outlived their resources and need help in covering the full cost of their care.  CLICK HERE to jump to the page with more details about Fellowship of John.

This is our major fund raising event held each year in September, providing an occasion for contributing to a very special mission!

Foxwood Springs is located at 1500 W. Foxwood Drive in Raymore, MO (on 58 Highway one mile east of 71 Highway).  For directions to Foxwood Springs, please click on the map tab in the menu on this web site.

Each year the Fall Festival of Bargains gets bigger and better.  Plan to be our guests in 2018 for two fun-filled days at this “grand daddy” of all sales.


For more information, call during work hours: (816) 318-2200
or write to us at
1500 W Foxwood Dr, Raymore, MO 64083


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