LUM Follies - Benefiting the Good Samaritan Fund
Fine Dining | Silent Auction | Entertainment
We would be honored with your presence at the eighth annual  LUM Follies. The event is a lighthearted evening of fine dining, entertainment, fun & good company — filled with delightful surprises. There will be a lovely dinner with fabulous people ; a Silent Auction filled with unique experiences and priceless items; and local entertainment (also known as the  Follies ) that will bring laughter, fun and sheer joy to the room.

LUM Follies Details and Schedule are as follows:
  • Friday, May 3
  • St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 4703 N 50 W, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Price: $50 per person; $400 per table (max. 8) - LIMITED SEATING
  • 5:30 p.m. Reception & Silent Auction; 6:30 p.m. Dinner (see menu below); 7:30 p.m. Follies Live Entertainment (see list of talent below)

The best part is that 100% of the proceeds from this event go to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund , an emergency financial assistance program that supports local families. By attending you will be supporting local children & families in crisis.
Make Your LUM Follies   Reservation  Online  at .
The   LUM Good Samaritan Fund   is an emergency financial assistance program which provides our community’s neediest families and children with a strong and reliable safety net. Help is offered for utility bills, rent, and prescription medications. In  2018 , financial assistance was provided  1,780 times , and  $109,784  was shared.
Exclusive Interview with Bayley, the Bernedoodle
Reading Dog - LUM After School Program
GRRR-Ruff. My name is Bayley , and I am a six-month-old Bernedoodle (Bernese Mountain Dog & Poodle mix). My dog guardians are Nancy, Greg & Carly Emig . Nancy, Greg, Carly and I live in West Lafayette with my animal-siblings: Zoey (7 years old) & Abbey (3 years old) who are both Golden Retrievers and my best friends.

I am a big fan of LUM because the students in the LUM After School Program read to me every Monday afternoon. After they read to me, I usually give them a high-five or shake their hand. I love making them laugh and smile and give kisses. Mostly though they read to me and we relax together. They tell me that I’m perfect for LUM because I love people (especially kids), I’m really mellow and I don’t shed or bother people with allergies.

I also visit the LUM Office every other week with Nancy when she works as the volunteer afternoon LUM receptionist. I greet everyone who visits the office and love meeting the LUM Emergency Shelter guests at 2 p.m. when they check in to pick up their passes because I get lots of attention and they smile at me a lot. It makes me happy to make them happy.

It gives me great joy to give my human-friends happiness, comfort and hope during difficult times. I especially enjoy seeing the children in the LUM After School Program get excited about reading books and develop their mastery of the subject matter, knowledge, and their ability to apply that knowledge to the real world. It is a win-win – they become better readers and I get to hear great stories. I love those kids!

Kibbles & Bits
  • In 2017, 33% of Indiana fourth graders read at or below basic level; and
  • 59% of Indiana fourth graders do not read at a proficient level-demonstrating mastery of subject matter, knowledge, or the ability to apply that knowledge in the real world (U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress)
  • Bayley and others like her provide a win-win for helping to further the development and interest in reading for our children
  • There are proven benefits of animal assisted learning with children and adults (International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health)
  • The LUM After School Program provides safe, fun and enriching childcare for up to 60 children in Kindergarten to 8th grade. In 2018, 105 children were provided academic support and education enrichment in a fun learning environment each day after school.
Earth Day at LUM - Solar Panel Energy Update
This week started with the celebration of Earth Day. In that spirit, here is an update on the LUM Solar Energy Initiative launched three months ago. To date, the LUM Office building has generated over $1,000 worth of electricity. In addition to the environmental benefits of going solar, the savings to LUM will potentially be more than $5,000 per year. This total includes the savings from the reduction in energy needed as well as revenue from trading Solar Renewable Energy Credits. This money will be re-invested in LUM programs & services in support of local families. This savings will also allow LUM to freeze the enrollment fees for the LUM  After School Program  for the next three years. As the days grow longer and there are more days with bright sun and clear skies, the amount of energy generated daily will keep increasing. Stay tuned for more updates in the future.
LUM is Hiring - Security Staff & Summer Teacher
Immediate Openings - $15 per hour
Shelter Security Staff - Part-time - Immediate Openings
The LUM  Emergency Shelter is seeking applications for the Security Staff. The positions are part-time, paid ($15 per hour). More details are as follows:
Hours : Daily – 8 p.m. to midnight or midnight to 7 a.m.
Duties :
  • Maintains safety of guests, volunteers and premises; a team environment modeling mutual respect; and a professional and safe environment
  • Ensures compliance with Shelter Rules
  • Monitors arrival, departure, activity within shelter, activity outside within three blocks of the building
  • Disciplines guests who are noncompliant; refers guests to police when necessary
  • Submits written reports of daily activities and incidents
If interested—please Email, Mail or Drop-off a resume with cover letter to David Heckert, LUM Emergency Shelter Director (  | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901).
Summer Childcare Teacher - Full-time - Starts May 28
The LUM  5th Quarter Summer Learning Program is seeking applications for a Teacher. The position is full-time, paid ($15 per hour). Teachers are needed from May 28 - August 2, Monday - Friday, daily 8-hour shifts (between 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.). Bachelor's degree in Education is required, and duties include supervising and teaching children, pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade (enrollment is 40-60). Qualified candidates should Email, Mail or Drop-off a resume with cover letter including a teaching philosophy to the LUM Youth Programs director, Kristi Hogue (765-423-2691 | ).
LUM Follies - More Details - Menu & Talent
Schedule & Menu

Reception & Silent Auction - 5:30 p.m.
  • Appetizers & punch courtesy of Lafayette Brewing Company
Dinner - 6:30 p.m.
  • Starter - Romaine & Berry Salad
  • Main Course
  • Tasty Tenderloin of Beef or Vegetarian Lasagna
  • Potatoes Perfection, Simple Green Beans and
  • Yeast Rolls with Cinnamon Butter courtesy of Texas Roadhouse - Lafayette
  • Dessert - Chocolate Chocolate Pie
  • Plus - Coffee, tea & lemonade
Follies - Live Stage Show - 7:30 p.m.
Live Talent

  • Blue Moon Rising (music)
  • Mark Buche & Kelly Jacobs (music)
  • Chip & the Old Block with Jim & Aaron Brehm (comedy)
  • His In Song with Ellen Wilson & Gail Polles (music)
  • Mike Johnson (comedy)
  • Sheila Klinker & Eileen Weiss (music)
  • Fred Koning (music)
  • Deborah Kull & Stephen Sekoulopoulos (Latin dance)
  • Charity Rankin (music)
  • Tricia Sembroski (dance)
  • Scott Vollmer (comedy)