Fundraising Fowl Play: OB Puckers Up
As a hardworking team served a Filipino feast to tame the hungry hoards, proud three year old Sally Merkel won first place in the mask contest and other children played with their newly won pet chicks.
The event was aimed at raising money for a new Blessed Damien Church, although proceeds from games run by the children will go towards a trip to the 2008 World Youth Day in Australia. Saint Sophia’s Church was originally built in 1938 with money donated by the Cook family; however, it has suffered damage from termites and shall be replaced by a newer, larger building in 2009.
Superstar for a day, a substantial amount was raised for the church as children donated their allowance to see youth leaders and family members kiss the duck. “How I wish I was that duck,” joked Father Jose.