Many thanks to Ida for her unending support throughout the gala process. Thank you to Mrs. Rowley and the PTO, the faculty for their support and donations, Fr. Fisher, Donna and Laura in the parish office for all of their support, Therese Ryan & Laura Mead for support, Don Cotton for the use of the choir room, James and Paul for the heavy lifting in setting up/cleaning up always done with a smile, Carla Yaglou for helping in so many ways and for working with the Byzantine Church to borrow, pick-up and return all those tables. She, her daughter Kelsey, James and Paul picked them up on Friday during the wind storm!
Thank you to the bakers that donated delicious desserts. We raised $1,141 from our dessert auction!
Thank you to everyone who donated items or gift cards to the auction and helped solicit businesses for donations. I sincerely appreciate the wonderful work of our room parents organizing the class baskets. Thank you to Kathleen Leffas for being the lead on this. The 1st grade Instant Pot basket brought in the most at $340. The 8
grade Wellness basket was close at $320.
Thank you to those who worked on all our publications, especially Rosie McGuire who got the word out through our special Gala Buzz editions. She even sent me messages in the hospital after her surgery telling me she could try to get a gala buzz done! I appreciated her support. Thank you to my daughter, Michelle, for the video presentation and Dawn Westphal for printing the program and providing support, Anne Fox for the website, and Donna Vasilakos for helping with flyers for the church bulletin.
Thank you to the many people that came to help with set up: Eileen Bushman and Maryellen DeWolfe for ironing all those black tablecloths, Barb & Mort Shea for creating the beautiful gala signs, Cory Elder, Marie Welter, Barb Shea, and my daughters for helping create the beautiful centerpieces, Trish Konczal & Cindy Quinn for decorating the bathrooms, to all those that still came on Friday despite school being closed and power outages - my family, Sarah & Abigail Moran, Barb & Mort Shea, Blanca Reilly, Carrie, Sam & Joanna Walker, Viviana Gonzalez, Margaret Kelty, Sue, Zoe & Zach Bogan, and Trish Konczal, to those that came on Saturday to help again - Barb & Mort Shea, Trish Konczal & Cindy Quinn, Margaret Kelty and Mrs. Rowley for letting me into the school to print bid sheets.
Thank you to all those that signed up to help the night of the gala - you truly made a difference. A special thank you to Patrick Leffas for working at the computer all night. Thank you to everyone that cleaned up that night and to Michele Robbins for taking home the black tablecloths to wash. Thank you to everyone that came on Sunday to finish cleaning up. Many hands made for a quick clean up - thank you so much!!