Looking for a funding boost for a range of school programs and activities, St. Boniface School in Maryhill will host a spaghetti dinner November 15.
It’s the only major fundraiser the elementary Catholic school will host this year, and is crucial to a variety of events and amenities the school offers its students.
“The money helps pay for the school agendas and planners students receive and guest speakers,” St. Boniface secretary Diane Strickler explained. “And because we are a Catholic school, some of it goes to purchasing reconciliation, which is our first confession.”
The funds are also used for the senior trips and confirmation and communion gifts, along with the annual Christmas dinner.
The money will also support the ongoing costs associated with technological upgrades and bussing kids to and from school.
To the dismay of the Maryhill community, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board voted last year to shut down St. Boniface School in favour of a new facility in Breslau.
No timeline has been set, though a representative from the WCSB told The Observer a schedule will be made public in January 2015.
With that in mind, school officials decided to reach out to the Breslau community.
“We’re doing it at the Breslau Community Centre because our school is slated to close, but we have no idea when,” Strickler said. “So we felt like it might be a nice idea to hold the event in Breslau to let the people there know what we’re all about.”
She continued, “It’s going to be sad because in October we turned 160 years old. So right now we are working on getting the school designated as a heritage site.”
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with the dinner served at 5:30 p.m. The event will include games, door prizes, a silent auction, as well as family entertainment by magician Darryl Vanamburg.
Admission costs $10 for adults and $5 for children. Kids under three are free.