Lourdes Event History
The Lourdes Event is the annual, major fundraiser for Lourdes Central Catholic School. Each year dozens of volunteers from the school and its supporters rally to run this gala, themed event for approximately 400 people! The first Lourdes Event was held in 1994 when the idea for a dinner/auction was brought to the attention of Tom and Dorothy Funke and Lu and Arvon Marcotte. This first year, donors helped to raise $40,000. Since its inception, this fundraiser has grown significantly and has grossed over $100,000 in past years - $80,000 each in the last two years. Total funds raised during the course of The Event's history total over $1.4 million. Some of the past "themes" have included:
- A Knight in Paradise
- All that Jazz
- The Masquerade
- The Wild Wild West
- An Enchanted Forest
- Boots and Bling
This year's Event "Those Fabulous Fifties," will be the 22nd year for the fundraiser.
The evening begins with mass at St. Mary's Church and proceeds to Lourdes High School where a social hour and silent auction start the evening off in style. After you have had a chance to peruse the hundreds of items available, a sit down, catered dinner, and live auction take place. Live auction items have included trips to exotic locations, weekend get-a ways, catered dinners with fun themes, patio furniture and grills, and adorable items hand-made by our students! Funds raised from The Event go directly into the general fund to maintain the day to day operating expenses of the school.
Tickets for The Event are pre-sold and often sell out in the first week they are available. Tickets for “Those Fabulous Fifties” will go on sale the first week of December 2016.