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!


Cheri Smith & Kay Dieckmann, 2011 Auction Co-Chairs

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2010 St. Ann Garage Sale

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


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)


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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