[ARCHIVED NEWS] Monday, October 17, 2004


Weirton, WV - The much anticipated fundraising event to benefit the Diocesan Children’s St. Sava Camp was held on the evening of Saturday, October 16, 2004 at the Serbian-American Hall in Weirton, West Virginia. Joining His Grace Bishop Dr. +Mitrophan was special guest and former diocesan hierarch, His Eminence Metropolitan +Christopher of the Midwestern Metropolinate. Also attending this formal affair were the local clergy from both the Pittsburgh and Cleveland deanaries as well as the many faithful, the majority of which were at one campers at Shadeland.
The occasion for the fundraiser was the construction of the new cabin, which, God willing, is expected to start next year. In his remarks given at the banquet, Metropolitan +Christopher took his patient listeners on the long journey of not just Shadeland as we know it today, but the beginning of this property which grew from a nickname “Shady house” to becoming the Village of Shadeland, then Serbian property and finally a place where generations of Serbian children of the Eastern American Diocese have spent their summers, learning about their faith and culture, where long lasting friendship were started. His Eminence, in describing all the work that went into Shadeland, commended and congratulated all those in attendance for all their efforts and donations, but also reminded them that they are only continuing the work that many before them began.