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August 3, 2018

Day by Day: 40 Years and Thriving

Written by: Julia Smolucha

 

Forty years ago, two Kenilworth Union Church members, Becky Jones and Betsy Fyfe, came together to create the Day by Day calendar. Since then, we have sold tens of thousands of the little quote-of-the-day calendars to dedicated customers located across the US and abroad.

The 2018 calendar was a wonderful success, selling more than 3,100 units, and generating $25,636 for Kenilworth Union’s Outreach Agencies. The calendar quickly sold out its initial press run and subsequent reprints likewise were gone by the end of January 2018.

Work on our 40th edition is well under way. Over the past few months, the committee has met to thoughtfully review potential quotes from our archives of more than 10,000 cards. Archival quotes are only considered for inclusion once every 10 years. We also incorporate new quote submissions which have been carefully vetted and verified.

The final version of the calendar is currently being typed and proofread for accuracy. We will go to print in early fall and take delivery in time for Ringing Day on Saturday, October 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. Ringing Day thrives due to the many cheerful volunteers that drop in on Saturday for fellowship and to help fabricate the calendar. Please mark your calendars and join us.

All of this would not happen without our dedicated, hard-working Day by Day Committee and supportive staff at Kenilworth Union Church. Many thanks!

The 2018–19 Day by Day Committee
Laree Bobo, Chair
Mei Aden
Jo Ann Collins
Kris Fishman
Kim Fitzgerald
David Hanold (and family)
Nancy Mead
Laurie Petersen
Bill Ross
Sarah Ross
Barb Wood