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Dear St. Ann School families, friends & parishioners,

The 41st annual Sponsor’s Dinner Dance & Auction is coming up on Saturday, April 30, 2011.  This is the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  Last year we raised an amazing $65,000, which was used to finish updating the Science Lab, purchase 2 additional classroom MIMIO boards and laptops, plaster and repaint the school gym, and refinish some flooring.  In addition, the money raised helps to ensure the financial stability and budget of the school and parish, and take care of many other necessary repairs/maintenance to the school and church … all thanks to many generous donors.

You may not realize it, but you have connections to local and national businesses, individuals, and organizations that may be willing to contribute to this event!

Do you work at a hotel or know someone that does who would donate a stay?  Do you have a connection at one of the airlines who would be willing to give tickets?  Do you have a vacation home/time share you would be willing to donate for others to bid on and enjoy?  Do you have a favorite restaurant, coffee shop, or movie theater that would be willing to donate a gift certificate?  How about a hairdresser, masseuse, craftsman, or contractor that would donate their services?

Please take some time to think about what you do and who you know and how you may be able to help make this year’s event a huge success!

New items and services are always needed to keep the auction going, year after year.  Just call or drop a note through school to one of this year’s auction chairpersons, Kay Dieckmann (381-7201) or Cheri Smith (382-1107) and let us know what you are thinking about.  The deadline for donations is March 31.  If you are interested in helping out in other ways with this year’s auction, please let us know… new people bring new ideas.

We hope you are able to join us and other St. Ann School parents and parishioners on April 30 for a fantastic evening of great food, fun, a live band, dancing, and over 175 incredible items and services to bid on!  Don’t miss it!

Sincerely,

Cheri Smith & Kay Dieckmann, 2011 Auction Co-Chairs

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