GALION — Staff, students, and parent volunteers at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Galion have spent the past several weeks preparing for next week’s Spring Fundraiser. The March 17 eventh is the 15th for the school.
The main purpose for the fundraiser is to help offset the cost of operating expenses and to assist with scholarships for students. Last year’s event brought in more than $14,000, according to School Finance Manager Paula Nestor.
Tickets for the evening cost $25 each, and include a meal as well as bidding number for the auction of various items. The menu consists of slow cooked roasted beef, rosemary chicken breast, mashed potatoes, seasoned green beans, as well as salad, roll, and dessert. There will also be a cash bar available.
A few of the items up for auction include a 49-inch flat screen television, designer purses, jewelry, four tickets to Cedar Point, four Cleveland Indians baseball tickets and 20 assorted gift baskets.
A special part of the auction is the sale of items that are a done as a project by each class from the school. This year, Mr. Shull’s seventh and eighth graders are offering a wooden bench, as well as cornhole boards built and finished by the students themselves.
Father Paul Farhbach has been busy working on a special surprise item that will be up for auction as well.
“Contributions for our Spring Fundraiser are greatly appreciated,” said Principal Kate Holzer. “These funds keep our doors open and this allows our students and families to learn more about, and spread the good news of Christian love.”
“We accept donations for our fundraiser even if you cannot attend,” continued Holzer.
Holzer also pointed out that all faiths are welcome at the school, not just Catholic children.
“We are in this together,” said Father Paul. “Kate often refers to our school as family, and I love that!”
St Joseph’s Catholic School is a twinned parish school with Holy Trinity in Bucyrus. An open house was just held on March 4 for those interested in enrolling to come visit and see their facility.
Currently, registrations for the 2018-19 school year are being accepted with no registration fee until April 26th. The school accepts registrations at any time, but a fee will be charged after that date.
If you are interested in purchasing tickets for the Spring Fundraiser or have any other questions about St. Joseph’s Catholic School, you may contact the school office at 419-468-5436.
Contact Erin Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-468-1117 x-2049.