Friday, August 24, 2007

Holy Trinity Parish Benefit Barbeque

On Saturday, August 25, 2007, Holy Trinity Parish is holding a benefit barbeque for Matt and his family. Organizers of the benefit pose by the smoker in front of the church before starting the ribs. At least nine hundred tickets were sold!!!

Mr. Chris Herrold, donor, organizer and chief smoker, prepares part of the 100 pounds of smoked sausage, 160 slabs of baby back ribs and 1,400 pieces of chicken that will be served.

Mmm Mmm good!

Thank you, everyone!


marta said...

Put some in the freezer for me!! I would love to be there! Hope to see Matt and Tessa soon--I will be free to roam Sept. 29th!

Anonymous said...

Hey Matt hows it going! The BBQ was great!!! Thank you for all you have done for our country.
Natalie D.

Anonymous said...


We continue to keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. I can't express enough the gratitude we have for all you have done for us and our country. God be with you!

The Hagels

Anonymous said...

I's been a honor to help with this event. You & your family are in our prayers each night.

The Dykmann's

Anonymous said...

Hey matt i know that you don't no me and i don't no but you will b in my familie's prayers to get better. Get well soon. ^_~

Anonymous said...

Matt, we are here at Holy Trinity tonight to benefit you and your family. We greatly appreciate your sacrifice and truly admire your spirit and positive attitude. You have so many people here supporting you and lifting you up in prayer. Thank you for your service to our country and for fighting for our freedom.

Love and honor,
The Thies Family
Holy Trinity Parishoners and School Family

Anonymous said...

Hi Matt.
We just enjoyed the bbq and chowed down on some awesome ribs!
The slide show they displayed was really inspiring. I had visited the website and showed the kids and we had talked about everything but my husband hadn't seen or heard much until tonight. He loved the photos of you and was particularly inspired by the photos of you currently. He said "now that's a hero." He said that's a man who knows what it's all about.
Thanks for being that guy. And our special hero.
The Williams Family

Anonymous said...

I hope u get better soon


Anonymous said...

Dear matt,
we r thinking of u and keeping u in are prayers.get well soon and remember u are our HERO!!!
Mallory Taylor

Anonymous said...

WE are praying for you and your family.

Sister Martina and Sister Jane

Annie said...

Hi Matt, how are you doing? I really wanted you to know that we are very much praying for you. I hope you know that you will be in our hearts the whole school year. I hope when you get way better you can come and visit the school.
The jewells

Anonymous said...

Hi Matt! We pray for you and your family every day. We hope you continue to do well in your new surroundings and know that your family and friends, near and far, will be there for you always. God bless you!

Anonymous said...

Sgt. Lammers:

Your sacrifices to this nation are greatly appreciated. Our thoughts and prayers are always with you.

Semper Fi
Charles J. Dowds
Col. USMC (ret.)

Anonymous said...

oxihey Matt,
I loved the bb-Q. hope you feel better! thanks for sopporting our country.I feel really bad for you and I am really thankful. bye!

Anonymous said...

Hi Matt and Family--

Hope all is well-the BBQ was great. Again, thanks for all you have done for our country. We wish the best in all that you do, and may God be with you all the time

Anonymous said...

Dear Matt -
We can never thank you enough for what you and others like you have given this country and each of us personally. We owe our freedom to you. You have been such an inspiration to us in the way you are handling this trial. You and all your family are in our prayers.
Fran & Jody

Anonymous said...

hi matt i hope you do great i love you

Anonymous said...

Hey Matt, Are you good? I am so thankful for you and all the other fighters, You are a blessing

Anonymous said...

Matt and Family,

My daugher and I have you and your family in our prayers. Thank You for all you have done for our country.
From Kim & Michelle L.

Anonymous said...

Dear Matt,

I just read the article in the "Kansas City Star" about you and some of your fellow soldiers.

I was not surprised that you said you are not a "Hero." However, I can say that your are a hero by my definition. You chose to risk your life for the sake of others. And you did it not once, but day after day after dangerous day. Most people wouldn't have the strength or the guts to do it.

And all those with whom you served and are serving, are heroes too, especially those who saved your life and continue to save the lives of others.

Thanks for your service.

Jeanne Kobler

Ann L. said...

I just want to give my personal thank you, to the Holy Trinity Family, for all of the support, encouragement, and love that you have shown my nephew, Matt. I am so grateful to each and everyone of you. My sister, Barbara, and brother-in-law, Gary, are very fortunate to have such a wonderful community around them. You all are super!

Ann Lewis

Anonymous said...

Whomever may get this.....Matt and I kinda of lost touch while I was in Afghanistan. I just found out! I havn't forgot about you my basic buddy. Please let Matt know I'm here for him in Blue Springs if he needs anything!!!! He can contact me at he'll know who I am. If he wants to talk or needs anything, ANYTHING! Please let me know! Your 2-58 Charlie Rock/MTN buddy!


Annie said...

Hi Matt, How are you? I hope you are doing great! I am hoping that you will come and see Holy Trinity. I am excited to hear you are okay , well see ya!!!!!!