72.21 F
June 17, 2019
Image default
Featured Living Religion

Resurrection Catholic School Hosts Car Wash and Pancake Breakfast to Benefit Hurricane-Damaged School

Fifth and sixth-gradestudents from Resurrection Catholic School (RCS) hosted a car wash and pancake breakfast on March 16 at the elementary campus to benefit St. John the Evangelist Catholic School (St. John’s) in Panama City, Florida. St. John’s sustained devastating damage during Hurricane Michael in October.

car wash

“During Lent, we focus on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. This year we wanted the students to be able to actively participate in a service project, rather than just give a donation. Helping someone who suffered from hurricane damage seemed to be a perfect idea. We all remember what it was like,” said Mrs. Maria Walden, RCS teacher.

Miss Kathleen Peek, another teacher at RCS, reached out to her friend, Father Luke Farabaugh from St. Dominic Parish in Panama City. Father Farabaugh directed Miss Peek to St. John’s, one of the schools affiliated with his parish. St. John’s serves approximately 200 students in Preschool through Eighth Grade and just celebrated their 60th-anniversary last year. Like RCS, their mascot is an Eagle.

RCS teachers Maria Walden and Laura Hudson, who oversaw the project, were overwhelmed by the support from the community for this project, which profited over $2,500. Mrs. Walden remarked, “It was a huge success! We will continue to do more things like this.”


Related posts

Boater Safety Classes at Grand Bay NERR

David Tadlock

Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival is accepting online applications


An Interview with Paige Roberts, Incoming President and CEO of JCCC

April Havens Stennett