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The following article was posted on January 16th, 2013, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 13, Issue 45 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 13, Issue 45

Help make Mardi Gras magical for St. Mary's students

Holding a Mardi Gras celebration and fundraiser isn’t an easy feat, especially for educators whose first priority is teaching children. That’s why officials at St. Mary of the Assumption are asking local businesses and individuals for donations.

The Mardi Gras Dinner, Dance, and Auction is the school’s largest fundraiser. This year’s proceeds will go toward building a shade structure for the school’s new outdoor eating area. The fundraiser also helps keep St. Mary’s tuition affordable.

Examples of potential services donated include gardening; event planning; web-page development; medical procedures, such as dental or optometry work; fitness/personal training; printing; maintenance; and advertising services.

Examples of potential items donated include travel (airline tickets, hotel room, vacation rental); technology; dinners; jewelry; landscaping; photography packages; office supplies; beverages; and art.

People interested in making a donation can call the school at 925-6713 or drop items off there, 424 E. Cypress St., from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Ed. note: There have been some recent developments in Spanish-language availability related to local education. The Sun decided to present the following items in Spanish, as Spanish-speakers and -readers are the most impacted by the news.