St. Rose St. Mary’s School in Clintonville will host its spaghetti dinner for an evening of food and entertainment.
This annual event started several years ago with around only 100 attendees and has now grown to serve nearly 500. This year’s event will take place Saturday, April 11 from 4-7 p.m. at Northwinds Banquet Hall in Marion.
Themed bucket raffles, silent auction items, a school and community talent show, photo booth, and music by DJ Jolene-Wisconsin Party Starters, are just some of the entertainment awaiting guests. A large item raffle will take place again this year. Prizes include: First place – John Deere riding lawn mower- D110 Hydro, 19.5″ HP, 42″; Second place: Propel Malibu Moped; Third place: iPad Mini Wifi 16Gb; and Fourth place: $200 Shell gas card. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10.
All you can eat spaghetti, breadsticks, and dessert bar will be available for guests. Adult meal tickets are $8 in advance and $9 at the door, children (5-12 years old) are $5, and children under 4 years old are free. Tickets are available at the school office (call 715-201-9913), and after specific Masses at both St. Rose Church in Clintonville and St. Mary’s Church in Bear Creek. Tickets will also be available on site the day of the event.
This event is run by school families, alumni, and members of the school’s Home & School Association, which builds a greater sense of community within the school. Chair person, Brad Lorge, has two sons at the school, and has been a true asset. All Home & School Association members share a passion for the school, a love of learning, and an understanding of how truly important parental involvement is in the overall success of the school.
Administration and school staff know that they cannot run the school alone; it truly takes a whole school community to accomplish this. St. Rose St. Mary’s School feels very blessed to have families like Lorge’s, who have the faith, drive and skill to organize an event like the Spaghetti Dinner, which is integral for the school’s sustainability.
“This is an annual event that brings school and community members together for an evening of entertainment and great food. The funds raised from the event are used to directly support student education at St. Rose St. Mary’s. The outpouring of generosity in past years has been a blessing, and we are truly grateful for the support,” said Principal Jennifer Wood.
Preschool teacher, parent, church parishioner, and Home & School representative, Leah Wojnowiak said, “The Spaghetti Dinner is an exciting family friendly event for the entire community. Raffle items from large to small line the walls of the banquet hall…there is always a little something for everyone. This annual event is something students and families look forward to each year.”
Randy Ropella, third and fourth grade teacher said, “This event is very important to our school as a fundraiser and as a time to join our parents and staff together as one. It is always important to mix with the families and develop a relationship and bond with them. The staff karaoke/skit is also a highlight.”
Deacon Lincoln Wood said, “Every year parishioners tell me that the St. Rose St. Mary’s Spaghetti Dinner is one of the best events we have all year. I love how it brings people together, and that it is a wonderful community builder. It allows the children to showcase their talent, build community, and raise money to support the mission of the school.”