Lighthouse Christian to hold annual breakfast fundraiser

Date Published: 
May 5, 2017

This weekend, the community can enjoy breakfast while also supporting Lighthouse Christian School families.

“It’s just so wonderful,” said Pat Viguie, event and curriculum planner at Lighthouse Christian.

The breakfast helps fund the Learning Assistance Program, which gives scholarships to students attending the school, as well as students who wish to attend but who need financial assistance.

“It goes strictly for the families that are currently attending our school that are still trying to make it, and then to supplement those families who have been interviewing with Ms. Terri” Menoche, the school’s director.

The breakfast will be held on Sunday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Ignite Building of the Dagsboro Boys & Girls Club, located next to the school. Adults may eat for $6, while children ages 2 to 12 may eat for $3. Take-out is also available. Tickets may be purchased at the school’s office or at the door on the day of the breakfast.

The menu includes pancakes or French toast, sausage, orange juice, coffee, hot tea, milk or chocolate milk.

“It’s unbelievable. It’s great. And, the fun part about it is the kids help! The students come and they volunteer their time. They bus, they offer coffee and juice, and they run all around the place. It’s wonderful.”

Breakfast is provided by Sherri and John Walker of the Ocean View Family Restaurant, whom Viguie said have been great supporters of the school.

“Once again, someone is matching what we raise that day,” said Viguie, who praised the anonymous donor who has matched what the breakfast has raised for the last three years.

So far, the program has helped 14 area families finance sending their children to the school.

According to its website, the mission of Lighthouse Christian School is “to train students to glorify God spiritually, academically, physically and walk in His truth.”

The school offers its students unique learning opportunities, from holding a special program for veterans to participating in career days, to even doing mock job interviews.

Viguie’s husband, Rudy, helped conduct mock interviews recently and said he had a life-changing conversation with a sixth-grader who shared that he wants to be a missionary.

“I said, ‘Really? Why do you want to be a missionary?’ And he goes on to tell me all these things about how he wants to help people with God’s word — this is an 11-year-old kid telling me this.”

Viguie said that, for those parents who find a Christian education important, Lighthouse Christian is the school for them.

“First of all, the whole education system we share is all based on the word of God. The importance is to teach our children to have a relationship with Jesus. With that relationship, it enables them to handle everything in life, everything that comes their way. We teach the children to definitely be kind to one and other, to be forgiving. We really value that, and it comes into play with every subject that we teach.”

She added that the school follows the educational curriculum required by the State, while also teaching the importance of living a Godly life.

“We have teachers that set the students up to succeed and not to fail. It’s a school based on encouragement. We encourage our children as well. Ms. Terri does a beautiful job in encouraging the faculty, that they’re doing a great job.

“We just want them to feel very special. We’re trying to let them see that God has designed each and every one of them that they are perfect. We want to instill that in them — they are beautiful in God’s eyes, and they have a lot to contribute. What we try to do is promote that — find out what those gifts are.”

Those who cannot attend the breakfast but still want to donate may do so by mailing checks, payable to Lighthouse Christian School, with “LAP fund” in the memo area, to the school, at 28157 Lighthouse Crossing, Dagsboro, DE 19939. The Dagsboro Boys & Girls Club is located at 28154 Lighthouse Crossing in Dagsboro.