The Pacelli Reunion Committee recently announced that a 2013 Dodge Avenger will be the grand prize in its raffle. With the car is Father Jim Steffes, from left, Carter Wagner, Pacelli alumni 1977, Randy Kramer co-chair of the committee, Father Dale Tupper and Nathan Toland of Holiday Dodge.
The Pacelli Reunion Committee recently announced that a 2013 Dodge Avenger will be the grand prize in its raffle. With the car is Father Jim Steffes, from left, Carter Wagner, Pacelli alumni 1977, Randy Kramer co-chair of the committee, Father Dale Tupper and Nathan Toland of Holiday Dodge.

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Pacelli revs up for all-school reunion

Published 12:01pm Sunday, July 14, 2013

As the big celebration surrounding Pacelli’s All-School Reunion approaches, the mood surrounding the event is getting even brighter.

The Reunion Committee released its schedule for the upcoming event on Aug. 23-25. The committee also announced an upcoming raffle with the grand prize being a 2013 black Dodge Avenger, given through private donation.

500 tickets were released for the raffle at $100 per ticket. Along with the Avenger, there are five cash prizes of $1,000 up for grabs. The raffle drawing itself is coinciding with the second year of the Austin ArtWorks Festival and will be held the night of the festival’s big concert on Aug. 24 featuring Martin Zellar & the Hardways and Cloud Cult. Drawing time will be at 9 p.m.

But the car is only the tip of the celebratory iceberg.

“This is just part of the centennial celebration,” said reunion co-chair Randy Kramer. “There are so many aspects going on.”

To sign up for the event alumni can visit pacellischools.org, call the school at 507-433-8859 or contact the reunions other co-chair Mary Holtorf at mholtorf@pacellischools.org.

Tickets for the raffle can be purchased through Pacelli volunteers, at Holiday Dodge and by stopping by the Pacelli Elementary office or call 433-8859.

 Pacelli Catholic Schools All-School Reunion Schedule of Events

Aug. 23-25

Father Jim Steffes gives a thumbs-up from the driver's seat of the 2013 Dodge Avenger, the top prize in Pacelli's All-School reunion in celebration of the school's 100 years.
Father Jim Steffes gives a thumbs-up from the driver’s seat of the 2013 Dodge Avenger, the top prize in Pacelli’s All-School reunion in celebration of the school’s 100 years.

Thursday, Aug. 22

7:30 a.m.

•Mass at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church

8 a.m. to noon

•Mix and mingle/registration (coffee and rolls) at Pacelli. Name tags and schedule of events will be available at the registration table at Pacelli.

•School tours at Pacelli

Friday, Aug. 23

9 a.m.

•Mass at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

•Mix and mingle/registration at Pacelli. Name tags and schedule of events will be available at the registration table at Pacelli.

•School tours at Pacelli

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

•Hormel Historic Home self-guided tours

5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

•Informal, outdoor barbecue with beer and wine at Pacelli

7 p.m.

•Alumni choir concert in Pacelli Gym. (To participate, contact Sallie Wolcott at 630-717-0115 or radioworks2004@gmail.com)

Various times

•Individual class gatherings offsite.

Saturday, Aug. 24

9 a.m. to noon

•Mix and mingle/registration at Pacelli. Name tags and schedule of events will be available at the registration table at Pacelli.

9:30 a.m.

•Class photos (starting with 1940s graduates), Pacelli gym.

 Optional activities scheduled around Austin for Pacelli alumni

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

•Austin Artworks Festival, www.austinartworksfestival.org.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

•Spam Museum

1 p.m.

•Jay C. Hormel Nature Center guided tour.

2 p.m.

•Hormel Institute guided tour.

3 p.m.

•Paramount Theatre guided tour.

4:30 p.m.

•Mass at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. (Interested singers, contact Jan Muzik at 507-433-6074 or email jancon@charter.net

 Saturday evening

Dinner/dance at the Austin Country Club

•6 p.m. Happy hour, 6:30 p.m. dinner, program, dance (music provided by the Austin Big Band). $25 per ticket (includes Pacelli birthday cake for dessert). RSVP by Aug. 16. Call 437-3278 or email smart@pacellischools.org.

Outdoor concert at Marcusen Park

•6 p.m. gates open. 7:30 p.m. Martin Zellar & the Hardways; 9:30 p.m. Cloud Cult. $20 per ticket in advance, $30 after Aug. 1. Call the Paramount Theatre at 434-0934 or go to www.austinartworksfestival.org

Sunday, Aug. 25

10:30 a.m.

•Mass at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. (Interested singers contact Laura Sheedy at lashed@pacellischools.org or call 507-437-3278).

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

•Catered brunch at Jennings Hall

Noon to 5 p.m.

•Austin ArtWorks Festival.

 


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