St. Matthew’s Fall Festival, September 14-15, 2019
Our next organizational meeting is on Monday, July 8, at 6:30 pm in the Parish Center.
Last year’s festival was a huge success. We welcome all who want to build on that success. Come share your ideas! We invite all volunteers! Booth Chair people, veterans of past festivals and newbies who want to be involved. Do you have a new idea? Bring that to the meeting, too! Everyone working together will make our Festival fun and successful! Come join the team!
The Silent Auction Committee is looking for NEW items to make baskets for the auction at this year’s Fall Festival.
We will only accept NEW items, nothing used, or even slightly used. You can find great deals on things at clearance sales at almost any store. Don’t forget to look at Menards, Home Depot or Lowe’s – you can find some amazing things at these stores, too. Let’s get going to help our wonderful basket makers work their magic! Please bring your donations to the Parish Office Monday – Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or to the Sacristy on the weekend when you come to Mass.
With your help this year’s Fall Festival will be a bigger success than last year’s!
The donation solicitation letters are in the process of going out to area businesses and now we are ready to start collecting donations for the silent auction. We are asking that donations be in by August 25 because we need time to organize and catalog the items prior to the festival. ** Please note that any donations received after August 25 will be moved to the next parish event.
**Please keep in mind that we are looking for new items only. Please keep the price tags on the items. We need to know the value of donated items for making the bid slips.
Wish List – Ideas of what we are looking for:
Single Items: Small appliances such as toasters, mixers, blenders, waffle irons, hair dryers. Other ideas include: wine or liquor, designer purses, blankets, tool sets. We have been told that we have not had enough items that would appeal to men.
Theme Baskets: Family fun night, games for a variety of different ages, children baskets, bath items, baby shower basket, bridal shower basket, housewarming basket, State of Minnesota items, grilling basket, sports items, gift wrapping basket, baking basket, holiday basket, home office basket, pet basket (dog or cat), wine basket, liquor basket. These are just a few ideas. We welcome your items and suggestions.
Does the idea of putting together a theme basket seem overwhelming? Just give us the items and we can put the basket together.
Supplies: To run the silent auction booth we could also use the following supplies: stamps for thank you notes, paper for bid slips (standard size computer paper), black pens, clear basket covers – shrink wrap type (available in a two-pack at the Dollar Store).
PLEASE: No exercise equipment, used items, collectibles or clothes.
We are also looking for people to help solicit donations from local businesses.
Let us know if you have any questions
Suzanne Clarke, Silent Auction Chairperson
JoAnne Leibl, Silent Auction Chairperson
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