St. Stephen's Youth Group Webpage
2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island, NY 14072

St. Stephen's Church Website

The Catholic youth group's mission is to offer wholesome outings and teach students to reach out to others and become examples of Christ. St. Stephen's Youth Group is a service based youth group - "The number of lives we touch in so many different ways makes a difference in this world."

St. Stephen's Youth Group Collects Shoes For Needy
   St. Stephen's High School Youth Group has scheduled a drive for shoes of all kinds to be donated to the people of Nicaragua. The group's goal is 10,000 pairs by the end of March.
   The Youth Group extends the invitation of 'walking a mile in His shoes,' and would like to add 'let them walk a mile in yours!" Suggested footwear to be donated includes shoes, sneakers, flip flops, and sandals (in good condition) in all sizes.
   Donations of sneakers and shoes should be tied together with laces before dropping them in the boxes provided in the church narthex. The boxes will be available through March 18. For donations being made after that date, call the church rectory or Jo Stiller, 773-9586.
   St. Stephen's Youth Group is in need of paper boxes with lids to pack and ship the shoes in.

Grand-opoly Winners Announced

Grand-Opoly's first place Survivors team.
   St. Stephen's High School Youth Group's Grand-opoly Competition on Sunday, January 21 was a fun event for all who took part. Properties on the life sized game, a take-off on Monopoly were all Grand Island businesses. Local businessmen purchased a square for $50 donation and four Corporate sponsors paid $250 each. The six participating teams sold raffle tickets as well and an estimated $4,000 was raised at the 2nd annual event.
   "The Survivors" team of Mary Beth Lacki, Meaghan Grotz, Shayna DiMatteo, Natalie Fischer and Adrienne LaLiberty took first place. Winning 2nd place were the teammates of "The Grand Island Vikings" team - Jenny Farrell, Erik Billica, Katie Figliotti, Josh Billica and Kelly Knickerbocker. The "Vikings" also won first place for "Most raffle tickets sold."

The Grand Island Vikings team came in second.

The Indians team of Bob Kujawa, Amber Tempest, Bettina
Schlosser, Lauren Mergel and Colette Stelzer (not in that
order in photo) posed before the game got started.
(Fred Claus photos)

Grand-opoly Competition At St. Stephen's
   St. Stephen's High School Youth Group will present its 2nd annual Grand-opoly game Sunday, January 21 at 12:30 p.m. in St. Stephen School cafeteria. Students taking part in the life size monopoly game work in teams, taking parts as real estate brokers, bankers, dice rollers, game pieces and captains. Sponsors are being sought for this fundraiser which last year garnered $2800 when local business purchased property squares and donated prizes.
Raffles will be ongoing and the community is invited to cheer the teams on (no charge). For further information, call 773-4274.

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