Date posted: March 20, 2020
St. Thomas the Apostle School Community Members,
Thank you for your support and commitment to St. Thomas the Apostle School. We are grateful to have the support of our school families, parishioners, alumni, local businesses and friends during this difficult time in our world.
Due to the prevalence of COVID-19 in the country, we have made the difficult decision to transition STArry Night 2020 to a virtual online auction/fundraiser. The safety of you, your families, our school families, vendors and community is what is most important at this time. We are disappointed as this event is a highlight every year, but we will do everything we can to ensure it is a success and maintain its community feel. We are grateful for your support in this uncharted territory.
On Monday, March 23rd, we will share information on how you can support STA’s students and families. Thank you for supporting St. Thomas the Apostle through the annual STArry Night gala for the past five years. We thank you for your continued support.
Additional updates regarding this year’s Virtual STArry Night are outlined below. If you have already made your reservation, then your ticket becomes a tax-deductible donation. Please contact Mary Alice Howard (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to make other arrangements.
Please stay safe and healthy.
Virtual STArry Night – Online Auction
We are thrilled to share another fabulous online auction with the STA community this year! As in previous years, we are using the BidPal/OneCause online auction software, which allows anyone who wants to support St. Thomas to participate in online bidding. This year, the auction will go “live” on Monday, April 13th and last until Saturday, April 18th. We will stay in touch over the next few weeks with all the information you need to participate and how to register to bid on items.
We encourage you to simulate the experience of attending STArry Night and plan a virtual “date night!” Get dressed up, pour a glass of wine, and get on your phones or computers to place your bids!
Thank you to all of the local businesses and individuals who have made donations to this year’s silent auction.
STArry Night Raffle: 50 Yard Line With the Bears – Postponed
We are going to postpone this year’s raffle due to the event changes. We want as many community members to be able to participate in this year’s raffle as possible. We will update you on the date we will resume raffle ticket sales, how they will be sold, and the date we will announce the raffle winner. Those who have already purchased a raffle ticket will remain included in the postponed drawing. Thank you for understanding.