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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 1453, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302


Roast, auction benefit Catholic Boy Scout Troop

by Bob Smee, for the Inland Register

(From the May 21, 2015 edition of the Inland Register)

The Boy Scouts troop headquartered at St. Patrick Parish, Spokane, held a very successful social event/fundraiser last month at St. Thomas More Parish, Spokane. (IR photo courtesy of Bob Smee)

The Boy Scout Troop chartered to Spokane’s St. Patrick Parish hosted an exceptional benefit dinner and auction at St. Thomas More Parish, Spokane, on Saturday, April 25.

The evening featured a pig roast with live and silent auctions, attended by 137 people.

Father Richard Semple, parochial vicar of St. Thomas More Parish and himself a former Scout, noted in his invocation the Catholic values and leadership taught through Scouting.

Troop 258 has delivered a superior Catholic youth program for many years, and draws members from St. Charles, St. Thomas More, and St. Patrick parishes.

The event was especially impressive, since the boys were responsible for much of the organizing and conduct of this high quality event.

Scoutmaster Michael Grieshaber indicated the proceeds are to buy a trailer for hauling the troop’s camping equipment.

(For more information about Troop 258’s program, call Mike Basta: (509) 326-8304.)

(Smee is chairman of the Diocesan Committee for Catholic Scouting.)


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