Oak Grove Baptist Church Women's Conference a success [letter]


Thank you, Harford County, for joining Oak Grove Baptist Church in our third annual Women's Conference held on April 13. With nearly 150 in attendance, we enjoyed the lavish account by DeeDee Jonrowe of her life on the Iditarod Trail over the past 31 years as a musher in Alaska.

DeeDee is the foremost female dog musher competing in the world today and a breast cancer survivor. Her accounts of the life lessons learned on the Iditarod Trail have bolstered her desire to honor God in her racing and daily life. She is an encouragement to young and old alike to follow their dreams and to never give up.

If you are interested in more about DeeDee Jonrowe, we have recently learned that her trademark pink kuspuk (coat) and other Iditarod Trail items and trophies will be on display in the Smithsonian in 2014!

And, now, a thanks to our sponsors for all the wonderful door prizes. We especially want to thank the following local businesses in Bel Air that provided gift donations for door prizes: Anytime Fitness-Agora Drive, Bruce Bitner's Café & Grille, Cold Stone Creamery, Flagship Cinema, Flowers by Dene, Great Clips Amyclae, Mane Connection, Mary Kay-Joyce Waller, Panera Bread, Sweet Frog-Bel Air, The Open Door Café, The Arena Club, and WaWa.

Additionally, these businesses from around Harford and neighboring counties provided gift donations for door prizes: Bring Back the Beauty In Your Carpets - Bruce Dreyer, Churchville Golf & Baseball, Norwex Products-Dawn Raiber, Rolling Hills Ranch/Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program-Port Deposit, Klein's Shop Rite-Forest Hill, Lifeway Christian Store, Sandy Cove Ministries and Sunshine Grill-Fork.

Danielle Nicole provided a Sydney Shopper tote. This gift was a delight to receive since Danielle Nicole is originally from Ellicott City and nearly all her brand handbags are currently available at Macy's, Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor.

A special thank you goes to Kingsville Station and owner, Henry Jones, for the very delicious lunches in individual boxes.

All these businesses added to the enjoyment of a wonderful day.

We look forward to sharing with Harford and all surrounding counties at our fourth Women's Conference on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 2106 Churchville Road, Bel Air. Please watch for conference information at .

Mary Frances Tracy



Diane Weih

Forest Hill

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