by Earl Brockman
Newport, Wash., December 11, 2012 - The Newport (Wash.) Church joined other Northwest churches in honoring their pastors during the annual October Pastor Appreciation Month. Gilbert Navarro and Lou Heinrichs were instrumental in enhancing their church's Oct. 27, 2012, potluck by planning a special cake for their pastor, Ron Fleck. Fifty to 60 people were in attendance to enjoy the food, fellowship and a piece of the full sheet cake. The cake, decorated in fall colors, was half carrot and half chocolate with raspberry filling with a cream cheese frosting. The green-colored inscription read "God Bless You Pastor Ron." A special occasion card made by Kathe, Gilbert's wife, and signed by many of the church members, was also presented to Fleck. The festivities were enjoyed by all!