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Despite Mother Nature doing her best to thwart our efforts the 2011 St. Ann Parish Picnic was held on Saturday – May 14th.  Although the day was rainy and cold people came out to celebrate St. Ann and spend time with friends in a carnival atmosphere.  There were rides for the kids, carnival games, food, live entertainment and even craft vendors selling their wares in the Parish Center.  There was something for everyone!

We hope that all of you had a chance to brave the weather and spend some time with your family and friends in support of the St. Ann Parish. In between rain showers we were able to get a few photos of the picnic.  Here is a video remix of the photos as well as a link to view individual photos online.  (Remember, 50% of any online print purchases goes back into the St. Ann community.)

Click here to view and purchase prints online.

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A hearty thank you to everyone who made this weekend’s Sponsor’s Dinner Dance & Auction such a success.  From the looks on everyone’s faces during the event I can tell you it was a huge success.  We are truly blessed to have such a caring and passionate community here at St. Ann’s.

Below is a video remix of photos taken at the auction as well as a link to view photos individually with the option to purchase a print of your favorite photos.  50% of the proceeds from purchased prints will go directly back to the St. Ann community.

 

 

View photos & purchase online here.

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2011 St. Ann Parish Picnic

Published on 23. Mar, 2011 by in Alumni, Events, Fundraising, News

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Spring is almost here and it’s that time of year again…time for the St. Ann Parish Picnic.

Not only was last year’s picnic a lot of fun it was also a huge success for the parish.  So we hope you can come out and join us again this year.  Here’s all the important details you’re going to need to make the most of this year’s event.

St. Ann Parish Picnic
Saturday, May 14th, 2011
Noon – 8:00 pm (music until 11:30 pm)

Bring your family, friends & neighbors!!!

Entertainment Schedule Saturday Attractions
12 pm – Normandy Jazz Band Beer-Margarita Garden
2 pm – Murphy Dailey Dunking Booth
4 pm – TBD Gaming Booths
6 pm – Advance Notice Carnival Rides
8:30 pm – Crossfire Sno Cones & Cotton Candy
Ice Cream
Saturday Food 50/50 Raffle
Gourmet Hot Dog Lunch Silent raffle for Gift Baskets
5 pm BBQ Pork & Fried Chicken Dinner Pull-Tab BINGO

 

General Tickets used for BBQ & Drinks: $1.00 Each
Ride Armbands: $22.00 each advance purchase or Day of the picnic: $25.00
Individual Ride Tickets: $1.00 each (2-3 tickets required per ride)

To purchase advance tickets, come by the Parish Rectory Monday-Friday between 9 am – 3 pm or email [email protected] to schedule a pick up time.  Advance tickets end May 6th.

You may download the Advance Ticket Order Form here for your ordering convenience.
Order Form also includes a flyer with picnic details.

If you weren’t able to join us last year check out the 2010 Parish Picnic Re-Mix video below.

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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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Wines Around The World

Published on 26. Feb, 2011 by in Events, Fundraising

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The Catholic Newman Center will be hosting a fundraiser on March 4th.  It is entitled Wines around the World. The cost is $35.00 and that allows you to taste wines from Italy, France, Spain, Argentina, and the U.S. In addition, we will have live music (Kathy Reid), hors d’oeuvres, gourmet wine basket raffle, beer and soda. Just call  385-3455 or email Kay at  [email protected] to make reservations.

Space will be limited.

Thanks again for supporting  the Newman Center.

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For your winter viewing enjoyment here is a video remix of photos from the November 13, 2010 St. Ann Murder Mystery Dinner.

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2010 St. Ann Garage Sale

Published on 15. Oct, 2010 by in Events, Fundraising, News

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It’s garage sale time again! The Annual St. Ann Garage Sale begins on Saturday, October 23th. We are in need of usable items to sell so go ahead and free up some square footage in your house by bringing your tax deductible donations to the Parish Center starting Sunday, October 17th at 1 PM until Thursday, October 22nd 7 PM. Please remember pick up your tax-deduction form on the bar counter.

You are twice blessed if you put your donated items where they belong in the Parish Center!

Contact Bob Reid at [email protected] or (314) 599-8433 if you need donations picked up (the earlier in the week the better)


TOP 8 REASONS TO DONATE ITEMS OR VOLUNTEER AT THE ST. ANN GARAGE SALE

8. You get to meet and hang out with other wonderful, awesome volunteers

7. Teachers get to pick items to further enhance the learning in their classrooms

6. Leftover items benefit a number of charities, inc. Kidney Foundation, Our Lady of Guadalupe (books for their sale), homeless gentlemen in south St. Louis, and Remains (which distributes items to 3rd World countries)

5. Volunteer hours will go toward SACPO obligation

4. Donating items makes your house seem bigger by freeing up space

3. Donating items makes you eligible for charitable tax deduction

2. Proceeds and items benefit Vincent de Paul Society assisting needy folks in our area

1. Proceeds benefit our favorite grade school – St. Ann of Normandy


The best times to volunteer are:

10/17 thru 10/22 anytime between 1 and 7 to help sort, fold, hang, organize. (Even if you can just come for a little while)

10/23 between 8 and 3. 10/24 between 9 and 1. Call Bob Reid at (314) 599-8433 if you can help out on the day of the sale

10/24 at 1:00 to box and bag up leftovers for charities and perhaps take a van or truckful up to Value Village.

Thank you in advance for helping us out!

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