Parish Picnic Thanks
By: Angela Tuttle | Last Updated: 09/27/2012 15:00
What an awesome parish picnic! Thanks to the picnic chairs Mary Wright, Dennis DeMeo and Ramon Zepeda (from St. Nicholas, St. Thomas’ sister parish in Aurora) it was a huge success. Who knew having it indoors could be so much fun! The food was fabulous, especially the authentic Mexican food from St. Nicholas Parish. In addition, there was traditional picnic fare of hot dogs, hamburgers and pulled pork from Texas Roadhouse. The yummy desserts were made by parishioners and went fast. Thanks to middle school youth who made Tropical Punch for us. This event was such a success due to the helping hands of the many, many volunteers that came forward to work it. Thank you all!
Additional thanks to these committee chairs and any spouses who helped or supported this event:
Ramon Zepeda from St. Nicholas - Tents and food
Judy Zeno – Signs and invitations
Elizabeth Fisher - Volunteer caller
Gina Howley - Prizes, Fire Truck, Photography
Carol Ann Fisher & Carolyn Chapas – Bingo, Bingo Prizes and Raffle Baskets
Sue Brigham - Tickets
Lorna Perry with son Angelo Perriwickel- Entertainment
Martha and John Jarboe – Set up and Take Down
Micki Casey – Desserts and Cake Walk
Karen Voakes – Raffles and 50/50
Darlene Dionne Karales – Game: Minute to Win it
Mary Waldron – Children Games
Mary Ellen & Richard O’Rourke & Brett Adams – Egg Toss
Bill Mann – Bingo
Jose & Adrianna Abutistic - Pinata
Rose Grumbine – First Aide
Sean Moriarty – Entertainment and Food
Jennifer Bryant - Drinks
We had some awesome entertainment! There was lively music from “Twist of Faith” whose outstanding musicians are from St. Thomas and a special thank you to Frank Trujillo for making picnic announcements. The Chalk Man, Shaun Hayes, whose inspiring art work is currently on display in the Lighthouse in the Ministry Center and finally, our own Puppet Ministry, led by Gendy Jaramillo and Liz Bosworth, gave us a great show! Thank you all once again.
Please support our generous Sponsors whenever you can: AMC Theater, Anderson’s Bookstore, Casey’s Foods, Colonial Café, Winfield Dairy Queen, DeEtta’s Bakery, Giordano’s of Naperville, Great Clips, Haagen-Dazs, Half Price Books, McDonald’s, Ramon Zepeda of Moonlake Landscaping, Naperville Running Co. Sam’s Club, St. Nicholas Parish, Texas Roadhouse, The UPS Store, Sean Moriarty of Proqur Consulting, as well as Dr. Kevin Kovach and Mary Currier.