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March 7, 2013

Day by Day, St. Joe's readies for "Godspell" production

St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute presents 'Godspell'

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Tonawanda News — “I personally have had experience with Journey’s End Refugee Services and thought we might be able to connect the two.”

The group “adopted” a family from Nepal, and, over the course of six weeks, collected “everything needed to set up a family in an apartment,” Ward wrote. Everything from dishes and toiletries to furniture was collected and stored at the school until Feb. 22, when the cast and crew moved them to a house in Black Rock. And it didn’t end there.

“Students scrubbed the kitchen and bath, made beds, carried everything up two flights of stairs ... We even got to meet our family, a couple with three beautiful little girls. When we left knowing they still needed so much more ... several of us, including the adults were pretty overwhelmed,” Ward wrote. The group is still collecting donations for the family.

Video taken when the students were working at the apartment will be used as part of a video presentation during “Beautiful City” in the second act of the the musical, Ward said. “The kids (and the adults involved) learned a heck of a lot about applying the gospel values that the play is built upon.”

Tickets can be purchased at the St. Joe’s main office from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 874-4024.

IF YOU GO • WHAT: "Godspell," presented by St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute • WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday • WHERE: Rockwell Hall auditorium, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo • FOR MORE INFORMATION: Tickets can be purchased from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Joe's Main Office, 845 Kenmore Ave. For more information, call 874-4024.

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