Around St. Patrick’s Day at Marist High, the Spartan blue and gold is infiltrated by all shades of green as Irish Echo holds its annual party to benefit Project Starfish, and Joe Ewing dons his green bowler derby and makes like an old-time Irish cop.
Almost daily, St. Vinnie's mission of charity is aided by local individuals, clubs and organizations. Sometimes these benefactors come and go with little notice. Other times we're quick enough to capture the moment. As we leave 2013 behind, take a moment to see a few of the countless reasons we agree with Ralph Waldo Emerson who said,
“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
Like kids in candy shop, adult reading students from Lane Community College, their faculty librarian and their teacher hit the books at St. Vinnie’s on Seneca in mid-March to select complementary volumes for a lending library for their college preparation program. In particular they sought books with interesting content in a variety of topics -- books to engage the most tentative reader.