“Friend-raising” Fun





The ghosts, goblins, Supermen, and Peter Pan’s all gathered at Nana’s house to celebrate Halloween and Peyton Rossi’s 6th birthday on October 28. Peyton decided to have a “friend-raising” party this year and have his friends bring gifts for the children of St. Joseph’s instead of gifts for himself. The party was hosted by Shannon (Nana) and Tom Barnes, Marion and Randy Woods, and Landis and Allen Rossi. After purchasing a silent action item to The Costume Shop at the 2nd Annual Capstone Missions golf tournament, Shannon and Marion decided to put their winnings back into Capstones and throw a Halloween/Birthday Party to raise more money for Capstones. The party was filled with fun and games for the kids and wonderful food catered by Carrabba’s Italian Grill owner Allen Rossi. A booth with information about Capstones was available for guests to learn more about the organization and the children of St. Josephs. Reed Crozier took some extra time at the party to share some personal experiences at the orphanage with the guests. The party was a huge success, raising over $500 and numerous books, art supplies, and blankets for the children. The group plan to make the event a yearly affair.

Capstone Missions would like to thank the Barnes’, Woods’, and Rossi’s, and the Valetine's for their generosity.

Submitted by Molly Bullock