The St. Bruno speech team’s first meet of the year was at St. Ann’s in Nashville, IL on Saturday, November 17th. The team brought home all first and second place ribbons. The next meet will be hosted at St. Bruno in the spring. The speech team is led by Mrs. Pestka and Mrs. Fontana.
The kindergarten class at Saint Bruno School hosted a food drive in order to give to those in need. The food drive, named the iCan drive, began on December 3rd and ran through December 14th. The school collected 1,165 items and donated them to the Pinckneyville Lion’s club to be distributed to those in need during the holiday season. Mrs. Wynn’s second grade class brought in 271 items, the highest average of 18 items per student; they were rewarded donuts for their generosity. The third grade class brought in 304 items! The second graders are pictured with the hosting kindergarten class. In addition to collecting food for the needy the students also learned the true meaning of the Christmas season by participating in the church’s Jesse tree project. Each classroom received an ornament with a child’s description. The students and families from each class came together to buy for the child in need. Gifts will be distributed to those families this week. Merry Christmas to all our St. Bruno families!
Thank you so much to all those who assisted in any way to contribute to the success of this year’s event. The committee members were again humbled and awed by the generosity of the parents, parish, and surrounding communities’ support of St. Bruno School. Whether you made a donation or attended the evening celebration – this event is successful because of your assistance.
There was something for everyone at the event – there were over 160 items in the silent auction, over 30 sweet treats, 19 items on the live auction, and several fun raffles throughout the night. The Rupperts were the big winners of the First Choice raffle and got to choose any item off the live auction, before it began. Chances for the First Choice raffle were purchased for $25.00 throughout the night from one of the teachers. Kelly Reyes was the winner of the Heads or Tails game and took home the new iPad mini. Congratulations to both winners!
Thank you Craig Williams for providing a great memory of the evening: http://animoto.com/play/gG2uselRLxmedvue6pF0ow
With all bills being paid, the auction this year made over $33,000!! This is the highest amount ever. Of that amount, $6,425 was donated directly to the technology fund during the technology break to assist in paying down the loan to the parish.
Special thanks to all the ladies on the committee who work hard to make sure this is a fabulous evening!
Save the date for next year’s event – Saturday, November 9, 2013.