Posts Tagged ‘Celebration’


Celebration Volunteers Needed!

August 27, 2015


Hi Parents,

As many of you know, Celebration is our biggest fundraiser for BOTH the Church and the School. We want to make sure this year is a huge success and that we meet our financial goals. This year’s celebration will be Saturday, January 23rd from 5:00 pm – 1:00 am in the school gym. We will have lots of fun!  The evening will include two auctions (silent and live), cocktails, a buffet dinner and dancing.

We are need of volunteers to help organize this gala. We have had a great response from some families already, but we need support from the entire Holy Cross community.There are a few ways that you can participate. You can dontate items (either as a family or as a group) for our silent and live auctions or get your employer to donate/sponsor the night. More details will be sent out about donating in the future. Right now, however, we are in need of volunteers! We have a lot of positions still available that we need help with. If you can sacrifice your time to help us with this, it would be much appreciated!


Denise Barron, PTO President

Click here for more information



Celebration Roulette Wheel Donation Pre-Sale!

January 13, 2015

roulette-wheelCelebration Roulette Wheel Donation Pre-Sale

What: The Roulette Wheel of Prizes. There will be about 20 prizes on the wheel to win.

When: 5:30-6:30 p.m. or until all prizes are gone.

Where: “On the Town” themed room at Celebration.

Donations: $10 for one number, $20 for two numbers, and $30 for three numbers

****Maximum 114 numbers will be handed out.


  1. Colored Rounds. The wheel will be spun in three rounds ongoing. The colors will coordinate with your number. The wheel will be spun in the order of red/white/blue/red/white/blue/etc. The color of your number will determine which round you are playing. If you purchase more than one number, they will be different colors, so you will be able to enjoy being in on the action for more rounds.

  2. Numbers will randomly be picked for you and given to you at the “On the Town” themed room the evening of Celebration. You will keep your number the entire time the wheel is spinning.

  3. You do not need to be present to win. If your number is called and you are not present, we will put your name on the prize and you can collect at the end of the evening.

You will be able to pay your donation to play the roulette wheel the evening of Celebration, however, to save you time so you can enjoy the full hour, we are offering a pre-sale. Please fill out the form below and return to Amy Briscoe through backpack mail at the school, classroom code 2SP by Wednesday, January 21. You can send cash or checks made payable to Holy Cross.


Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________

______$10 (1 number) ______$20 (2 numbers) ______$30 (3 numbers)

Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________

______$10 (1 number) ______$20 (2 numbers) ______$30 (3 numbers)


Celebrating Celebration

February 5, 2014

Thanks to all who attended and/or worked to make our Holy Cross annual parish fundraiser, Celebration, a great success!  Not only did everybody seem to have a fun time, a lot of money was raised for the parish.  The fund-a-need auction item, in particular, raised $30,000. The money will primarily be used to fix the school gym floor. There are several holes in the floor that need attention. In addition, the entire floor needs to be stripped, sanded, and re-stained.

Thanks to all who contributed. If you would still like to make a donation, please send a check to the school office, payable to Holy Cross Celebration. Write the words “Fund-a-Need” on the memo line.

Here are a few pictures from the night. Find many more on the Holy Cross photo gallery @ (password = holycrossop).  Thank you to Holy Cross parishioner Mark Stuecheli for the photos!

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Painting Donated to Holy Cross School

January 27, 2014

from Holy Cross School principal, Mrs. Carney –

Artist Mike Debus graced the stage again this year at our annual Holy Cross Celebration parish fundraiser, and created the beautiful face of Jesus.  The painting was part of the live auction.  Long-time Holy Cross parishioner, Bill McHale, purchased the painting and donated it to the school. 

Thanks to Mr. McHale for such generosity – we’ll begin the search for the perfect place to hang the masterpiece!



Needed: Celebration Volunteers

January 20, 2014

from our Celebration committee –

Volunteers are still needed in several areas in order to make Celebration, our annual dinner/auction fundraiser, a success. And it’s this coming Saturday night!

Can you find a time that works for you to help?

KitHelp Wantedchen – needs help with prep work, the buffet line and serving tables. Help is needed anytime 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. 10 people needed.

Silent Auction Rooms needs 6 more people to work in silent auction rooms on Saturday, Jan 25, during Celebration. Volunteers are needed from 4:45 – 9 p.m.

Set Up – Help is needed Thursday, Jan 23 after school from 3:30 – 5 and 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Friday, Jan 24 anytime from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This includes putting together decortions. The decor people will be working in Mrs. Patterson’s room.

Clean Up – Help is needed Sunday morning, Jan 26 from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. If you have a truck, we  can use your help to take loads to the shed.

Please contact Flora Sokol or Karla Melgar, and let them know when you can help. Thanks!


Looking for a Few More Items

January 13, 2014

info from our Celebration Silent Auction coordinators,
Melissa & John Schultz –

Our annual Holy Cross Celebration fundraiser is quickly approaching, and we’re still looking for some more donated items for our Silent Auction rooms. If you have any relationships/connections with businesses that could offer items or gift cards, please ask them!

If you’d prefer to donate money, we can do the shopping.

If you like to shop, here are some ideas of items we could use:

  • Build a themed basket
  • Gift certificates to stores or restaurants
  • Electronics – Kindle, iPad, iPod Touch…
  • Certificates for unique experiences in the local area
  • iHome/Bose portable speakers
  • Smoker/grill
  • Sports items/memorabilia/autographed pictures
  • ‘Mancave’ items or signs
  • Gadgets/tools
  • Dry cleaner gift certificates
  • Get creative – all donations welcome!

Click here for a donation form. Please fill it out and hand in your donated item at the school office. Thanks for your help!

Reminder: Celebration is Saturday, January 25.
Make sure you have your reservations made. See you there!



Sponsor A Table

November 18, 2013

from our Holy Cross Celebration planning committee –

Celebration-12Celebration is the largest parish fundraiser, and last year we were able to raise $100k+! Here’s another great way to support Celebration 2014 –

Table Sponsorship: This is a great way for you to not only support the Holy Cross community but a fantastic opportunity to advertise your business to the families and friends of Holy Cross Parish and School.  There are multiple sponsorship levels.  We hope that you will be able to join our Celebration by purchasing a table and being a sponsor.   If you have questions or you would like to be a sponsor, contact Amy Briscoe at (913) 322-8117 or

For other ways to help out Celebration, check out these blog posts:

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