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WASHINGTON COURT HELPS HOMELESS TEENS
Court Madonna of the Valley, #2556, Spokane Valley, Washington,
contacted Crosswalk (under the umbrella of Volunteers of
America) to help homeless teens by providing Teen "Blessing
Bags" with personal items to meet some of their needs. The court
delivered 100 Blessing Bags, each of which included a knitted hat,
gloves, a pair of socks, hand warmers, hygiene products, granola,
and water. In the photo, left to right, Regent Sue Kappen, Head
Coordinator for Spokane Crosswalk Lyn Smestad, Crosswalk
aide, Past Regent Shirley Pantaleo, Project Chairman Donna June
Kellams and Past Regent Virginia McMulkin.
CRIME VICTIMS AIDED
BY PENNSYLVANIA COURT
Court Monessen #776, Monessen, Pennsylvania, collected baby
items for the Blackburn Center in Greensburg (The Blackburn
Center provides services for people whose lives have been affected
by violence or crime.) In the photo, seated, Marsha Rocereta; first
row, left to right, Debbie Genemore, Patsi Fantauzzi, Rosemarie
Lesovic, Patricia Godla, Guest Speaker Beth Babyak (Education/
Outreach Manager of the Blackburn Center), Della Guseman, Toni
Roman, Rene Moncini, Ethel Peshok and Rosina Volpi; middle
row, Jackie Elias, Janet Manderino, Betty Geis, Kathy Byron, Dolly
Cieply, Alice Frolo, MaryAnn Gallo and Rose Sowko. Back row,
Kathy Imbrescia, Kristy Chavez and Beverly Mascetta.
MARYLAND STATE COURT PAINTS BOWLS TO
HELP THE HUNGRY
The Maryland State Court participated in the annual "Empty Bowls"
project sponsored by the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Baltimore.
Each participant paid $10.00 to paint a bowl, the proceeds of which
will help to feed the hungry throughout the state. There are 760,000
people in Maryland who do not have enough to eat, and this annual
event has helped feed 66,000 homeless people. Last year forty local
court members attended, and this year the number increased to
seventy. The Maryland State Court plans to support this cause again
next year. In the photo, Maryland Catholic Daughters are seen hard
at work painting bowls.
FAT TUESDAY LUNCHEON
HELD BY TEXAS COURT
Court Sacred Heart #829, West, Texas, hosted its annual Fat
Tuesday Taco Soup and Salad Luncheon, which included a Silent
Auction and Raffle, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. On the
weekend prior to the luncheon, a group of men and women baked
buchtas (Czech pastry) for sale at the St. Mary Parish Center. Total
funds raised from the event were $11,300. Left to right, Wanda
Stacha, Jeanie Maguire, Monica May and Rose Kubacak.
DONATE TO FOOD BANK
Members of Court Our Lady Queen of Peace #2463, Bothell,
Washington, and Court St. Rita #957 Everett, visited the food
bank of St. Charles Parish in Burlington to donate homemade
baby blankets, jackets, and hats. While the Catholic Daughters
helped distribute the items, Court Our Lady Queen of Peace
Chaplain Rev. Jose Ugalde, M.Sp.S., cooked Yakisoba (fried
buckwheat, a Japanese dish,) for everyone and worked in the
food bank. In the photo, left to right, Father Ugalde, Eileen
Dostert, Colleen Benedetti, Mary Krajewski, Lucy Higgins,
Mary Pinger and Lois Raske.
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