A Little Local Love

When Mike and I were first married and for the first ten years of our family life, we were part of the campus ministry community at George Mason University. There, we were privileged to watch several young romances blossoms and witness the birth of new families. One of those romances was that of Matt and MaryAnn Hassan. 

We'd lost touch with the Hassans until a few days ago, when I received a note asking to get the word out about a very special event. I'll let you read the description. if you're local, please consider coming out this weekend. If you're not, there's still a chance for you help.

And no matter where you are, please, please pray for this family.


L'Angelus Concert & Barn Dance to Benefit Hassan Family
Saturday, June 15, 7-11pm



For four years, MaryAnn Hassan, wife of twenty years to Matt, mother and teacher of their eight children, and friend to all, has been battling stage IV cancer of the liver and lungs. Throughout that time her friends and family have surrounded the Hassans with prayer, financial assistance, childcare, meals, housekeeping, and homeschooling.
After a period of relative good health, MaryAnn is in the thick of the battle again. As she and Matt gather all their resources to fight the cancer, we are rallying to...give Matt and MaryAnn and their children a booster shot of love and financial help on June 15. And we hope you’ll join us and the Hassans that evening for a good time concert and barn dance!
L’Angelus, hailing from The Big Easy and internationally acclaimed, will be bringing their native Louisiana music traditions to the stage: Cajun fiddle tunes for the dance crowd, saxophone driven swamp-pop, and New Orleans influenced R&B. We’ll even have an old time barn dance caller on hand!
Beer, wine, soda, and desserts will be served – and we’ll have some great door prizes as well.
We'd love if you’d join us for this celebration of life on June 15. If you're unable to attend, please consider making a donation and keep MaryAnn and her family in your prayers.
Tickets are $50, and as space is limited, we ask adults only please.
You may purchase your tickets, or make a donation here ---> www.hassanfamilybarndance.com
Matt and MaryAnn, and their children Matt, Bill, Pat, Cecilia, Bernadette, Mike, Pete, and Dan, thank you from the bottom of their hearts.

A little L'Angelus because they are so awesome:

And one in English because Karoline is afraid no one will understand the first one. (And i think she has a little crush on Charlie;-)