Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


October 26, 2013

St. Mary’s Youth Ministry to trick or treat for canned goods


All signs point to this being a win-win situation for everyone involved. The students have a great time getting in costume and doing their part to help the community, Lowe reported. By the time it’s over, the shelves at Bread of Life have been restocked and even the adults involved say they feel blessed to have been a part of it.

For those who wish to donate, but won’t be home during collection times, donations may be left on the front porch with a note. Trick or treaters will pick them up and include them with the other donations. This has happened frequently in the past and participants will be on the lookout for packages with notes. Items being sought include non-perishable food items like canned fruit or vegetables, pasta and sauce, boxed mixes, soups and the like, as well as money. Checks can be made payable to Bread of Life.

When the St. Mary’s Youth Ministry began this event in 2007, they collected 3,439 pounds of food and $204.71. Last year, they collected 5,043 pounds of food and $1,258.71. With growth like that, it’s easy to imagine they will break all their previous records with 2013’s donations.

Lowe reported that special emphasis will be placed on the following areas in town: Country Club Estates, West Pizer Addition, Mill Ridge Estates, Edgewood Acres, Park Road, Ryle Addition, Fairview Addition, Lee’s Addition, Greenview/Sunset Addition, Broadway Street, Franklin Street, Hill Crest, Vandalia Road, Base Road, Northeast 80. Barachel Lane, Central Avenue, Washington Street, North Street and all the numbered streets in town. Lowe said the group tries to cover the entire town, so if an area isn’t listed, it doesn’t necessarily mean the kids will skip it.

The residents of Greensburg shouldn’t be afraid if their home is approached by a zombie or monster on Wednesday; it’s not the apocalypse, but merely local youth doing their part to help those less fortunate.

Contact: Amanda Browning 812-663-3111 x7004

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