Written by Laura Hudson, 2019 Mardi Gras Chairperson
This year’s 20th Anniversary Mardi Gras Gala was an amazing night with many highlights. The night was made a success by the strong faith community we have here at St. Stephen’s Church and School. Thank you to everyone who had a part in this incredible community event as a donor, worker, supporter, or attendee. It is only with everyone’s help that we can make this large financial impact on our parish.
With grateful hearts we would also like to thank you for your donations to our very successful and exciting auctions!! We raised over $56,600 toward our ministry and education budgets! We also completed the funding for the New View school need item with over $33,000 to update and enhance the current security equipment in the school entryway. We were able to raise a large portion, over $12,400, of the church Have A Seat need item and will see part of the project completed. If you are able to contribute to finish the project, please contact the Parish Office. Thank you to everyone who donated to these fund-a-need items.
We are blessed to have dynamic parish and school communities supporting our event. We are grateful for St. Stephen’s teachers and staff, our parish, and the greater community, who continue to support our fundraiser with donations, time and talent. The generosity of our attendees and partners is extremely humbling and appreciated.
We look forward to the excitement of Mardi Gras next year. We invite you to be part of our celebration for 2020 by being on the committee, making donations, bidding online and attending the event.
On behalf of the 2019 Mardi Gras Committee, thank you!