Local birthday girls host St. Jude Donation Party

Staff reports
Madeleine Templet and Aniko Nowakowski turned their birthdays into a way to raise donations for St. Jude's hospital.

Best friends Madeleine Templet, who turned 13 on Jan. 20, and Aniko Nowakowski, who turned 13 on Jan. 22, decided for their birthday party they wanted to give to a cause.

Seeing that both girl’s birthdays were in the same month, they would host a St. Jude Donation Party. Participants were asked to make donations to the cause instead of bringing gifts.

The party, held Saturday, Jan. 22, netted $800 for the hospital. Both girls are seventh grader at St.Theresa of Avila Catholic School.