We will have an organizational meeting on Tuesday, July 23rd at 6:30 pm in the Parish Center.
The process of sending out solicitation letters to area businesses continues and now once again the Silent Auction Committee is calling on St. Matthew’s parishioners to support the Fall Festival’s Silent Auction through donations. Your generosity to last year’s silent auction was overwhelming. Your donations made the auction the success that is was. We were very fortunate to have received such a variety of Silent Auction items including gift cards and certificates for services and restaurants, wine baskets, household items, children’s items just to name a few. We raised approximately $5600.00. Our goal is to continue that success and to exceed last year’s amount and to do that we need your help. Our need is twofold: we need donations and we need your bids on the days of the festival. In advance, we thank you all for your contributions to St. Matthew’s Fall Festival and especially to the Festival’s Silent Auction.
For donations we are looking for new items only. Please keep the price tags on the items. We need to know the value of donated items for making the bid slips.
You can bring your donations to the Saturday evening mass or to the Sunday morning mass and leave them on the back table. You can also drop off your donations at the Parish Center during regular Parish Center hours as listed in the bulletin.
Wish List – Ideas of what we are looking for:
Single Items: Small appliances such as toasters, mixers, blenders, waffle irons, hairdryers. Other ideas include: wine or liquor, designer purses, blankets, tool sets, handcrafted items. We have been told that we have not had enough items that would appeal to men. We welcome your items and suggestions.
Theme Baskets: Family fun night, games for a variety of different ages, children baskets, bath items, baby shower basket, bridal shower basket, housewarming basket, State of Minnesota items, grilling basket, sports items, gift wrapping basket, baking basket, holiday basket, home office basket, pet basket (dog or cat), wine basket, liquor basket. These are just a few ideas.
Does the idea of putting together a theme basket seem overwhelming? Just give us the items and we can put the basket together.
PLEASE: No exercise equipment, used items, collectibles or clothes.
We are asking that donations be in by August 25 because we need time to organize and catalog the items prior to the festival.
Let us know if you have any questions.
Suzanne Clarke seclarke7[at]comcast.net
Silent Auction Chairperson
JoAnne Leibl jml2423[at]q.com
Silent Auction Chairperson
The parish Fall Festival will take place the weekend of September 14 -15! It is not too soon to start gathering donations for the various booths.
For decades the Paddle Wheel has been a tradition at our yearly festival. For a $1 chance, you can win a gift card for a restaurant, tank of gas, movies etc. Merchandise is also available for various “spins of the wheel”. The booth is looking for donations of Gift Cards. These cards can also be purchased at the Scrip Table in the back of church.
Remember, if you buy your Gift Card donation from Scrip, you are donating to the church TWICE!
STRAWBERRIES FOR FESTIVAL BAKING
We have many bags of frozen strawberries available for anyone who would like to use them for their Fall Festival baking. Bakery booth will appreciate strawberry pies, jams etc. Contact Parish Center or to arrange for pick up.