|Note: Dates above from last year's party!|
I never did get around to sharing the pictures from last year's party so I went through them last night to choose some to share. My camera's battery died towards the end of the evening, and then my cell phone, but I did manage to get some more photos towards the end after a friend loaned me his portable charger. This year I'll make sure to charge those batteries before we leave home! ;)
Last year Fr. Rapoport took over coordinating the party! (Thank you, Father!!! It's hard enough for some of us moms of large families just to get our children in costumes and to the party!) Father decided to incorporate some Octoberfest themes as well as a Silent Auction to fundraise for our Church Building Fund and it was a huge success. The Young Adults group baked pretzels, served food/drinks, sold apple cider, and took care of the set-up and tear-down. The Youth Group teens were in charge of running all the games once they arrived with their families. It worked out really well asking each family to donate a package of brats or hotdogs, candy, and drinks to help with the food and the parish is doing the same this year.
Schedule for the Evening:
- 5:00 pm Meal Prayer/Food/Games
- 6:30pm Litany/Hymns/All Saints Costume Contest
- 7:00pm Pumpkin Carving Contest
- 7:30pm All Saints Guessing Jars Contest Announcements
- 8:00pm Silent Auction Winner Announcements/Bonfire
- 9:00pm Cleanup
|St. Helena, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Anges + Lamb, St. Rose of Lima, St, Michael the Archangel|
Our St. Agnes ended up winning the costume contest for girls 16 and up (it helped to have a live baby "lamb") and our St. Teresa of Avila took the prize for girls ages 11-15!