Black Cat Boot Scootin’ Bazaar
The St. John’s Black Cat Boot Scootin’ Bazaar, sponsored by St. Joseph Mercy Heath Center, was fun for the entire family. Co-Chairmen Laura Gehrki and Sr. Noeline Banks, RSM began last summer planning for a great and profitable event. The day began at 10:00 A.M. with the opening of the children’s shop sponsored by St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Clinic. The silent auction lasted from 10:00 A.M.—8:00 P.M.. Lunch was provided again this year from Don Juan’s. It was delicious as always. The Bazaar would not be complete without the wonderful spaghetti dinner provided by the Knights of Columbus.
The Black Cat Boot Scootin’ Bazaar raised over $90,000. These funds will be used to enable St. John’s School to continue to offer the opportunity of an excellent Catholic education in the Hot Springs area. Plan are now underway for the 2011 Black Cat Razorback Bazaar, to be held on Friday, October 19, 2012. We hope to see you there!!
Mardi Gras Madness
On February 18, 2012 the SJS Gym was transformed into a New Orleans street party! Mardi Gras Madness featured casino games live music and great Cajun fool. Best of all, over $9,000 was raised to buy new ovens for the SJS Kitchen. The evening began with a Cajun dinner prepared by parents of Alumni Donna Sanders and Margaret Shiver (Red Beans and Rice) and SJS School Board Member, David Myers (Gumbo). A delicious dessert of Bread Pudding was prepared by Principal Elizabeth Shackelford.
Larry Womack and Friends provided the musical entertainment. In addition, six gaming tables were set up featuring blackjack, craps, and poker. Casino prizes included a television, a box at the races for President’s Day, an overnight package at the Hamilton House (including dinner and massages), and a Kindle Fire.
Nancy Hulsey and her committee did a wonderful job of decorating the gym. A special thanks to Pam’ s Party Rental for the use of party equipment.
We plan to make this a yearly event so please plan on joining us next year on February 9th.