On Saturday March 29, St. John's Youth Group held its first March Madness Family Fun Night. Parish family and friends came together to enjoy good food, fun and a silent auction that raised funds to support the youth group's retreat, Midnight Runs and service projects.

The youth group would like to thank these Darien merchants who regularly show their generous support for Darien youth. Please join us in thanking:

A Little Something White; Chuck's Steak House; Darien Carpet; Jeff Demaio Audio Visual Productions; Dynamic Athletics; Fredric & Company; Fun Craft; Gofer Ice Cream; Grieb's Pharmacy; Hands on Pottery; Heights Pizza; Johnny's Record Shop; John Thomas Hair Studio; Kennedy's Barber Shop Club; Learning Express; Maplewood Senior Living; The Mets; NBC Universal; Nielsen's Florist; Palu Paddle; Runner's Roost; Spree; Sunny Nails; Ten Twenty Post Restaurant; Tim Brunetto Personal Training; Upper Crust Bakery; and Williams & Company.

We would also like to thank The Knights of Columbus and the following parish families for their donations to the silent auction: Alter; Aoyama; Berkowitz; Calve; Daileader; Hilton; Ioli; and Schneidermeyer.

The youth group meets weekly on Sunday evenings and welcomes all area high school students. For questions please call Youth Director Brenner LeCompte at 203-662-1217.

St. John's Youth Group members

Phil Schneidermeyer