Monday, April 11, 2011

Walk Around the Church with Hella

Sunday, 10-April-2011 - Veghel - Marij and I rode our bikes to the Sint Lambertus Church to join Hella van der Wijst, best known for her weekly telvision program de Wandeling (the Walk), and participate in the fund-raising event Rondje om de Kerk to help raise money for the restoration of the church roof. Hella was baptized in this church. We walked the 1 km route with Gerard and Bep. Met another Gerard and Mieke along the way. The route passed through the church cemetery and the beautiful and peaceful gardens of the adjacent convent. These gardens are normally closed for the public. I took a guided tour along the rafters under the roof to see the progress being made. I was too scared to stand up behind the concrete railing to look down at the crowd. When I got back down, Hella and Pastor Smulders were calling out numbers for lottery winners (photo). pics (223), music, under church roof, descending church stairs, lottery

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