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Dear CSSM Families, 



The community of the Cathedral of Saint Mary is always supportive of our efforts during Fall Festival and this year was no exception. For the past three months, countless hours of planning have taken place. The hard work and tireless efforts paid-off. I want to extend a sincere "thank you" to all of you who worked so hard to make the 2013 Fall Festival a great day of celebration and a financial success.


It was amazing to witness our community as we rallied  together to  meet our goal for raffle sales and to exceed it by $2,542. The campaign for raffle ticket sales kicked off on September 30th. On Tuesday, October 22, only six days before Fall Fest, we had only reached $1,750 in ticket sales. As all the students began to rally together to reach our goal, they enthusiastically sold $9,592 in six days to reach a final total of $11,342 in ticket sales. Thank you to all of our sellers, those who contributed to the prices, and the many generous donors who purchased tickets.


Raffle ticket sales were not our only success last week.  Forty-four generous people provided the Silent Auction with beautiful items that generated $3,065. The various fun games and entertainment booths generated $3,083.50 and the delicious smells keeps us all eating for a total of $3,359.50.


While it is easy to report on financial success, I want to express my deepest gratitude for the accomplishment of this communal event that allowed so many people to come together and celebrate and contribute to Catholic Education. Your dedication to funding an environment for young people to be enriched spiritually, academically, and socially is a witness of Gospel values alive in downtown Austin. Thank you again for making this year's Fall Festival a celebration of the many blessing we receive from our Lord and an opportunity to give back to a cherished sector of the community, our children.

Prayer and Best Wishes,

 Mr. Robert J. LeGros, M.S.A.


1st prize – iPad® with Retina Display: Maria Guajardo; ticket sold by Michael Campos
2nd prize – Beats by DRE™ Pill‎ - Speakers: Maria Uribe; Ticket Sold by Dianna Cruz
3rd prize – $150 Visa Prepaid Card: Gary Linker; ticket sold by Katherine Lien
4th prize – AMC Gold Experience™ Movie Tickets 10-pack: Rosa Sosa; ticket sold by Christian Whitley

Top Ticket Sellers:
 Jorge Garcia (7th grade), Kolby Hernandez (6th grade), Pamela Franco (8th grade), Ivan Andarza (4th grade), Nicolas Andarza (2nd grade), Emma Rodriguez ( Kinder), Zoie Moreno (PK-3), Mariana Banda (PK-4), Ellie Arguello (5th grade), Emilee Barron (3th grade) & Katherine Lien (1st grade).

Winner of raffle for giant piñata : Maribel Gutierrez- Jaimez (PK-3) . For every 20 tickets sold , the name of the student was entered into a raffle to win giant piñata.

Top Selling Classes: Ms. Wingert (PK 4), Mr. Boyles (1st grade) and Ms. Coonan (6th grade).  They will receive a pizza party.

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