St. Ann School 33rd annual benefit goes COVID-style


The News Review Staff Writer

The 33rd Annual St. Ann School Benefit will take place in the St. Ann Parish Center and in your home on Saturday, February 13 from 6-8 p.m.

The popular event has transformed from the dinner and raffle evening into a scaled down event with three of the popular features still intact: a reverse drawing with an opportunity to win $13,000, a Wine Pull, and the Mystery Cash Box.

Only 200 tickets are sold for $225 with the opportunity to win $13,000 in the reverse drawing where the last ticket drawn wins the cash prize. Every ticket is a winner and will be posted on Facebook during the event.

Each $225 ticket buyer will receive a gourmet dessert, a beautifully decorated cake that serves two or more and features St. Ann School colors. Gloria Williams of Cake and Candy is donating her time to provide this unique treat. The Wine Pull features wines from Tobin James Winery.

The $15 ticket gives one the choice of red or white wine with every bottle valued at $18-$150. It will be a mystery as to what kind and the value of the wine you get. A $20 ticket gives the opportunity to win $1000 plus a mystery prize.

Tickets are available at the school office, in the church parking lot after weekend mass on Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m., and in the Parish Center on the night of the event.

Funds raised benefit the General Fund of St. Ann School. According to Tracy Sherrick, Principal, “Since we are private school a lot of our money comes from tuition and fundraisers.” As a former student, parent, and teacher at St. Ann School, Sherrick has a well-informed point of view.

In the position for two years she has provided leadership during the earthquake and now COVID. “We are hoping we can ride this out and get back to normal. We are looking to increase our enrollment and to do things to better our school in terms of facility and curriculum to grow the school. We have an outstanding staff. They are extremely dedicated and go above and beyond what is required to provide the best quality of education for their students.”

Story First Published: 2021-02-05