On Sunday, 5th December, our High School students arrived en masse to assist Matushka Larissa Belikow in running this year's Gingerbread Fayre at the Cathedral -- and our younger students followed them, together with many students from the Russian School and the wider parish community, to take part in an event that has become a wonderful tradition of the Sobor.
All the funds raised from the large event go to support the St. Herman's West youth conference: a wonderful annual event in which our students themselves participate.
All of us at St. John's Academy are delighted that the event was such a great success -- filled with energy and joy, and a great boon to the community. We're also proud of, and wish to thank, our High School students who joyfully volunteered their time and enthusiasm in helping. The best words of thanks come from the event's organiser herself:
Dear Father Irenei, St John's Administration, Parents and Volunteers!