On Saturday, August 16, Victor & Mary Juarez of Never Let Go Ministries set up a resource table, along with other organizations, at the “Hope Runs Here” awareness campaign in Wauseon, Ohio.
They were available to talk with people and hand out any literature or information that was needed. The day was hosted by Five County Recovery.
Mary, along with Lori Knierim, of Wauseon, shared their journeys of grief and spoke of the loss of losing their sons to an overdose. The event included many activities and was an all-day event.
On Sunday evening, people gathered at Zion Mennonite church, in Archbold, for food and music by local band 1AD, to hear the story of Marjoe, (Mary’s son who passed from an overdose,) told by Victor and Mary Juarez.
The fundraiser for Never Let Go Ministries was organized by a new (so new they haven’t even chosen a name yet), MCUSA Mennonite Fellowship, which meets in the Archbold area.
Baylee Tietje, daughter of Kelly Tietje, probation officer for W.C., added to Victor and Mary’s talk by sharing a little of what her mother does and how much she cares about the people she helps.
The food, fellowship, compassion, and donations were beyond anything Victor and Mary expected.
NLG is preparing for their 13th annual Cruise-In & 3rd Fall Fest, will be held Sat. Oct. 7th, from 10:00-2:00 pm, at a new location at 324 North Michigan Ave. Edgerton.
There will be door prizes and trophies. Registration is $10. Big Raffle includes: 1st prize $500. Walmart Gift Card, Kate Spade purse, along with other prizes. Tickets are $10. each or 3-$20, available now and throughout the event.
There will also be a raffle table including a Michael Kors cross body bag, bake sale, 50/50, and a K-9 unit demonstration. (Follow our Never Let Go Ministries FB page for any information.)
The Fall Fest will offer vendors with special crafts, products, including an opportunity to start your Christmas shopping early.
Anyone interested in helping, being a sponsor, wanting raffle tickets, contact Mary Juarez at 419-212-2777, or Lisa Nye at 419-212-1155, information on the Cruise-In, contact Victor Juarez 419-633-1941.
To register to be a vendor, contact Kim at 419-212-0008. Any donation can be mailed to NLGM, P.O. Box 79, Edgerton, Ohio 43517. Help join us in the fight against drugs and share the gift of HOPE!