This year St. Stephen’s had a blast celebrating Halloween with parties on and off site!
St. Stephen’s elementary program LEARN decorated bags, made masks and participated in a costume relay. The middle school program YLC participated in a pumpkin carving competition and set up a spooky haunted house for the elementary age kids to walk through!
St. Stephen’s JCITs (Junior Counselors-in-Training) organized and volunteered their time by helping out at the local Blackstone Park Halloween Party. The JCITs ran a Cookie Decorating and Chalk Art booth. Both were a big hit with the children that attended the event! Furthermore, St. Stephen’s JCITs provided the community with the opportunity to raise funds for a family in Haiti that is connected to St. Stephen’s. In the end they were able to raise a total of $98. The family they raised for was extremely thankful and the JCITs felt accomplished and good in the fact that they were able to dedicate their time celebrating to a bigger purpose.
On Halloween day, YLC hosted a party at the nearby O'Day park. Both St. Stephen’s LEARN and local kids from the community received bags stuffed with candy and enjoyed activities such as face painting, pin the head on the skeleton and "What's in the Box?” The party was a success and we thank our young people for facilitating a fun day for all!
By Megan Doe, YLC Coordinator