Dear Friends of St. Mary’s Visitation—
Today is the day we have all been waiting for… opening day for our biggest fundraiser of the season—Blarney in a Box! With limitations on social gatherings in place, we not able to gather for our annual school auction, which is typically the largest fundraiser of the year for Home & School. No auction? No problem! Variety is the spice of life! We designed a completely different FUNdraiser that we hope you will support and enjoy.
“Blarney”, according to Google, means “harmless and amusing fun.” So, we decided to pack it up in a box, hoping people will buy it. Starting today, February 11, you can make your Blarney Box purchase online and come and pick it up in the school parking lot on March 13, just in time to enjoy for St. Patrick’s Day. There are several varieties of boxes, including:
1. Adult Blarney box- Purchase a Black & Tan, Half & Half, Muddy Udder, Blacksmith, or Snake Bite box and you will receive two 32-ounce growlers of beer, 2 Engravable Guinness pint glasses, a delicious giant soft pretzel, cheese, gourmet mustard, and a mini bottle of whiskey. This box also includes a coupon for O’Donoghue’s Irish Pub.
2. Kid Blarney box- You have two varieties of soda available—imported Irish orange soda and Sprecher root beer. This box also contains a giant soft pretzel, cheese, gourmet mustard, 4 scrumptious imported candy bars, and two Irish crafts for your little leprechauns to make while you enjoy your adult Blarney box.
3. Cookie Decorating kit- Once you are done indulging in your Blarney boxes, have the kids decorate 12 shamrock cookies made by Cookies By Design.
4. Donate-A-Box – Possibly the box most tailored towards our SMV theme of kindness. “Purchase” a few boxes that will be donated on your behalf to our marvelous SMV faculty and staff first, followed by the seminarians at St. Francis de Sales, and the good people at St. Anne’s Salvatorian Campus in Milwaukee. Nothing says SMV more than showing love for thy neighbor!
Festivities for our Blarney campaign will also include an Online auction, Blarney Bucks cash raffle, “Try Your Luck” items, and a Wine and Restaurant Card Pull. We are currently still seeking sponsors for our event, and have established a Wish List with Tralee Imports, a local Irish import shop. Sponsorship and the Wish List will wrap up February 15, so shop local and act fast! https://www.traleeirishimports.com/st-marys . So much harmless and amusing fun for everyone! Please visit blarney.givesmart.com or stmaryeg.org/auction for more information. Thank you so very much for your support! Questions? Email us! email@example.com
Katie and Kevin Carnell, Maria and Tom Parks (2021 Blarney in a Box Co-Chairs)