Nazareth Academy Fall Festival to Offer Take-Out Dinners, Online Auctions, More | Entertainment


The Academy of Nazareth will host its Fall Festival from 10:30 am. at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Victoria Community Center Annex, 2905 E. North St. in Victoria.

Take-out dinners with turkey and vinaigrette, including side dishes of sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce, will be available for $ 11 each. Credit card payments will be accepted.

An online auction will be held on the school’s website from Friday to Sunday at 3 p.m. Items will include a wading dream set, a guided redfish fly fishing getaway in Port O’Connor for two, a half-day guided dove hunt for up to five people at the County Line Game Ranch and Lodge, private weekday party at Club Westerner, catering for 20 at Deutsch & Deutsch, four All-American Club tickets for the November 20 Texas A&M – Prairie View football game, two night stay for a maximum of eight at the Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch, a family portrait session with Amber Elaine Photography, a four-course meal for a group of six at the Victoria Country Club and Sister Ann’s famous Bourbon Chocolate and Pecan Pie, among many other articles.

Supporters can also purchase a six-pound raffle ticket for $ 25 from the school’s website for a chance to win 25 prizes. Prizes include $ 500, $ 200 and $ 100 Visa gift cards; a Tory Burch Britten handbag; one year of Oscar’s Termite & Pest service; a $ 250 Academy gift card; a $ 200 Chick-fil-A party package; a $ 150 Target gift card; and a $ 150 Waterloo fishing rod; among other prices.

Additionally, turkeys can be adopted from the school’s website for $ 25 each to offset expenses associated with hosting the fall festival dinners.

When the festival was originally planned as an in-person event, the goal was to raise $ 100,000 for Nazareth Academy, said Lauren Hawes, president of the parent-teacher club and president of the festival. The private Catholic elementary school, owned and operated by the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and the Blessed Sacrament, relies on fundraising to help provide quality Christian education at an affordable cost for parents.

“We hope for the best,” Hawes said. “Running a school is so expensive, and the sisters have been doing such a good job for so long. We try to help in any way we can.

Money raised by the annual event will be used to provide learning experiences, support resources and personnel beyond budget, and offset the cost of maintaining facilities, according to a solicitation letter. sent by Hawes on behalf of PTC. In recent years, the proceeds have also been used to provide scholarships and purchase educational materials and sports equipment.

Those interested in bidding at the auction, buying raffle tickets, adopting a turkey or donating can click on the following link,

“Come support our students,” Hawes said. “Everything we do, we do it for them, to make sure they have a great experience. “

Elena Anita Watts is the feature editor for the Victoria Advocate. She covers faith, arts, culture and entertainment, and she can be reached at 361-580-6585 or [email protected]

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