WALK-A-THON THANK YOU
Thank you for all of the support and prayers for the annual St. Brendan School Walk for Education. Although our families were walking at home this year, the virtual event was still a rousing success. With the help of your support and that of many wonderful sponsors we were able to raise over $19,000. A special thank you to our Platinum sponsors who helped make the event possible: McGorray-Hanna Funeral Homes, Councilwoman Mary Ellen Hemann, Reagle Beagle Original Hair Salon & Spa for Men, Tru Form Metal Products, Vinnie Fusco with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realty, and Wolff Brothers Supply. Watch for a detailed list of our sponsors in the coming weeks.
FROM THE PASTOR’S COLUMN
SCHOOL WALK-A-THON FUNDRAISER
Parishioner and St. Brendan School Librarian (among many hats that she wears), Mrs. Mary Welch (pictured below), took the helm for this year’s school walk-a-thon. Due to current restrictions because of COVID, it was decided to doa virtual walk-a-thon fundraiser. Live or virtual, it still meant the same amount of work and even more time committed in implementing the day and then actually coordinating the event. Mary was responsible for the virtual assembly video. She also marketed the event to sponsors and benefactors and posted updates on Facebook and through the bulletin and on the school website. Mary also took care of utilizing online giving so that individuals could participate through their generous donations. She was also diligent in updating the fundraiser charts in the school building that were so cleverly designed by, parishioner and school mom, Katie Molseed. Other committee members included: Suzanne Smith, Wendy Mullin, Amber Twarek, Charlotte Thomas, and principal, Julie Onacila. Students who raised the most won some great prizes including “The Four Ps:” Lunch with the Pastor, Principal, Parent and a Pal and “Design Your Own Robek’s Smoothie.” Thank you Mary Welch for a job well done! Thank you committee members, one and all, together they raised over $19,000.00 for our school community.