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Letter to parents
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Dear Friends of Sky Lodge,

You may have heard that after 40 plus years of ministry and service our Sky Lodge Director team, Steve and Terry Hankins, will be stepping down as of August 31, 2024. Steve (as Director) and Terry (as office manager, etc) have served tirelessly and sacrificed long hours to provide a great camp experience for thousands of people and hundreds (if not thousands) of events over the years. Many have benefitted and been touched by their gracious care and service.  We are sure many will want to express appreciation to the Hankins’ as they prepare for retirement, and below you will find several opportunities to do just that. (FYI-Steve and Terry will be relocating in the town of Montello and are in challenging process of preparing a dwelling to live.)


Retirement Event:  On July 13, 2024, there will be a special celebration at Sky Lodge for Steve and Terry.  This will be a time of remembering the last 40 years with stories, video, fun and laughter, as well as a special combined gift of thanks.  Watch the Sky Lodge Facebook page for details and times for the event. To make this happen, we need your help—your stories, your pictures, and funds so we can give them a great send off.  Here’s how:

Thankin’ Hankins

1. Share a financial gift
-By mail direct to Steve and Terry make your check out to Steve and Terry Hankins and mail to the address below.
-By mail through the North Central Conference (tax deductible) make your check out to the North Central Conference and mail to the address below to be shared with them at the event in July.
-Online:  Use this link for online giving.

2. Share a favorite memory, story, note of gratitude, or way God used Sky Lodge to impact your life.
-By mail direct to Steve and Terry at the address below.
-By mail through the North Central Conference, to be shared with them at the event in July.

3. Share photos or very short video clips for use at the event in July.
-Online: use the QR code to access the link for sharing media.  Do you have pictures from the pre-digital era?  Grab your smartphone and snap a photo of your photo to upload—we want those too.

Steve and Terry Hankins                                             Thankin’ Hankins
N4855 County Road Y                                                  c/o North Central Conference
Montello, WI 53949                                                       2841 Mineral Point Ave.
                                                                                     Janesville, WI 53548

For those who may not be aware, Sky Lodge is owned and operated by the North Central Conference of the Free Methodist Church.  Obviously, it’s a bit awkward to have all the funds, notes and photos be sent through Sky Lodge and have Steve and Terry arrange their own celebration. So the NCC is coordinating this with the Sky Lodge Board and our celebration team.


Thank you for your participation in celebrating Steve and Terry and their service to Sky Lodge.  If you have any questions, feel free to email the Sky Lodge Board Chairman, John Fisher,



The Sky Lodge Board

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