St. Martin of Tours School in Gaithersburg Goes Bananas

Principal to Hug a Monkey as Students Donate Nearly 6,000 Cans of Food

February 12, 2008

Sister Sharon Mihm, CSC, principal of St. Martin of Tours School in Gaithersburg, will hug (and maybe even kiss) a monkey on Valentine’s Day at 1:15 p.m. Her students have enthusiastically been gathering cans of food for their annual food drive. Last year they collected over 3,500 cans. This year they are closing in on 6,000 cans of food.

Thursday, February 14, 2008
1:15– 2:00 p.m. Monkey Performance and Hug
St. Martin of Tours School
115 S. Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

St. Martin of Tours Church runs a soup kitchen six days a week and also operates a food pantry at the church where parishioners and school families volunteer.

To celebrate the good work done by her students, Sr. Mihm has scheduled a performance by Django the Monkey which will culminate with her hugging (and perhaps even kissing) the monkey.

The Archdiocese of Washington is home to 106 archdiocesan and independent Catholic schools, educating nearly 32,000 students in Washington, DC and Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland. Catholic school information is online at

Kathy Dempsey
Office of Communications
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