Lodge 271 August News
ByzanTEEN Yard Sale
This year’s ByzanTEEN Yard sale was held on the Friday & Saturday, June 14-15. Donations from parishioners were collected for four weeks prior to the event. Donations included lots of kid’s games and toys, seasonal decorations, crafts & household items. The yard sale also serves many of the elderly in the parish by assisting them to downsize their households with little effort, while also helping the youth. The event was a great success with a steady flow of traffic on both days despite the light off and on showers on Saturday. The newest members of the parish, the Martinez Family, even stopped by on Saturday to check out the event.
The proceeds from the Yard Sale will be used to help offset the cost of travel expenses to next year’s ByzanTEEN Youth Rally in the Eparchy of Phoenix. This retreat includes prayers, recreational activities and spiritual development which help Byzantine Catholic teenagers, all over the United States.
The small but very dedicated team of parents and teens sorted, organized and priced all of the items. Thanks to youth leader Catherine Baranko for her hard work and dedication to the teens at Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church.