Monday, April 20, 2009

Local Teens Raise Funds for Green Street Arts Center

Confirmation Class’s Bake-sale a Success

Middletown, Conn., April 17, 2009 – On March 19, members of St. John Roman Catholic Church’s confirmation class presented Green Street Arts Center Artistic Director Janis Astor del Valle a $440 donation. The group of local high school freshman had raised that amount at a bake-sale held on February 13 and 14 at St. John Church, Middletown. Students, their parents, and parishioners volunteered many bake-sale items that yielded a significant donation for Green Street. Several of the students had volunteered or known volunteers at the Center, and agreed it was a worthwhile cause for their group service project.

Students in the class will be confirmed at 10am mass on Sunday, April 19, at St. John Church. Monsignor Bride will preside over the service.

“This group of young adults has grown spiritually over the past year preparing for Confirmation. They understand they are now a part of a larger community and that what they do matters. They’ve learned that giving can be as rewarding as receiving.”—Terri Zampini, St. John Confirmation Class Leader

About St. John Church
St. John Roman Catholic Church was founded in Middletown in 1843, and is located at 19 St. John Square in Middletown. Sunday masses begin at 8 and 10 am. For more information call (860) 347 5636 or visit

About the Green Street Arts Center
Wesleyan University’s Green Street Arts Center, which opened in January 2005, is a vibrant center for arts education, serving residents of the neighborhood and the region. It is a project of Wesleyan University in collaboration with the City of Middletown and the North End Action Team (NEAT). Programming in the former schoolhouse at 51 Green Street includes an afterschool arts education program and a wide range of affordable classes and workshops for children and adults in music, dance, visual arts, theater, sound recording, media arts and creative writing. Visit for more information about Wesleyan’s Green Street Arts Center.

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