Ladies Tea Fall Event

Thank You to everyone who attended our

8th Annual Ladies Tea.

Over 210, Ladies and Young Ladies came together on October 19, 2014 to spend an afternoon with the special women in their life. They shared lunch, laughs, and love while enjoying the beautiful display of raffle baskets and silent auctions. We had the privilege of Pastor Rev. John F. Batykefer presenting the welcoming prayer and joining us for lunch. This event raised more than $11,300, after expenses from basket raffles, donations, grand- raffles, pick a leaf activity, silent auctions, ticket sales, tip boards, and the treasure chest 50/50.

First and foremost, I would like to thank GOD for making this event possible. I am pretty sure HE is thrilled not to receive as many prayers, suggestions, and guidance requests from me in any given day after my routine daily prayers.

I want to thank all who attended for spending the afternoon with us and making this fundraiser an experience to remember. I was overjoyed to see all these beautiful women and young girls come together and show their support for Saint Patrick School.

The success of this event would not have been possible without the dedicated volunteers who gave their precious gift of time and talent making this day flow flawlessly. The term volunteer means a person that actively takes on a task, responsibility, or project on his or her own accord without needing to be assigned, ordered, or told to do so. Special thanks to Renee Hillebrand and Lisa Killen for their gorgeous display of raffle baskets. They have truly earned the title “Basket Queens”.

I would also like to thank the following volunteers for their patience with me; Lucille Binotto, Kim Brown, Renee Christopher, Amy Hancq, Melissa Hess, Renee Hillebrand, Diane Huetter, Glen Huetter, Jill Ingold, Lisa Killen, Brent Killen, Tracie Liberatore, Kathleen McFetridge, Leslie Miller, Seth Miller, and all of who saw me at my worst without make-up. The homeroom parents did an outstanding job with the collection and coordination of the classroom themed baskets. We were blessed with all the wonderful donations of cookies and recipes we were able to enjoy and share with all the guests. Thanks to the support of the attendees, donors, faculty, families, parish, sponsors, staff, and all the volunteers who made this event a success.

Last but not least, I would like to thank my husband, David Allen DeLuca, for his extreme patience with me and the need to do things my way. I know it took a lot of strength to deal with me especially when I am determined.

Finally, I would like to thank Dr. Merante for the level of confidence he had in my abilities to chair this event given the amount of time we had to work with. This was the very first time I have chaired a fundraiser and I appreciate the kindness and compassion I received during this event. Saint Patrick School and Parish is a beautiful place to call home.

With my deepest appreciation,

Kimberly J. DeLuca