Larry and Sheila Balagna
The Balagnas were again here, there and everywhere among council activities during the past three months. They were part of the 8157 contingent that drove up to the St. Joseph’s Catholic residence home in Oak Cliff to provide a wonderful cookout lunch on the Saturday before Mothers’ Day. Sheila was part of the bonus entertainment that day, playing the piano in the dining room to everyone’s delight. They also staffed our concession stand at the Dot Thomas recreation complex solo for multiple shifts during the youth baseball season. Larry is also one of the “go-to” guys for our Knights Hands efforts. The Balagnas came to Texas from Illinois in 1995 and are enjoying retirement, which has included travel with Holy Spirit groups. Larry was most recently the event coordinator at Northwood University in Cedar Hill, retiring in October 2013. Sheila was credit manager for Gibraltar Industries before leaving that same year. They have been married for 45 years and are involved in multiple aspects of Holy Spirit ministry.