Shrine supporters enjoy an evening of masks and music

By Deirdre Darr, Executive Director – Shrine of St. Therese

On Friday, February 21, 2014 the Shrine of St. Therese Board hosted a Mardi Gras Masquerade Gala at the Baranof Hotel. The night was a great success and thanks are owed to many people and businesses.

A special thank you to the Knights of Columbus Assembly #1992 for sponsoring the event. The Knights do an incredible amount of charitable work throughout Southeast Alaska and their support of the Shrine is deeply appreciated.

Shrine supporters don masks to support the Shrine of St. Therese at the fundraising auction and Gala, Feb. 21, 2014.  (Photo Michael Penn)
Shrine supporters don masks to support the Shrine of St. Therese at the fundraising auction and Gala, Feb. 21, 2014. (Photo Michael Penn)

Alaskan Brewery donated two kegs for the event and the Baranof very kindly donated the use of the rooms. Martha’s Flowers donated lovely centerpieces. The following businesses and individuals donated items for the silent auction: A.J. Mine, Alaska Canopy Adventures, Alaska Quest Charters, Davida Alhgren, Alpaca International, Annie Kaill’s, Margie & Jack Beedle, Bishop Edward Burns, Coastal Helicopters, Deirdre Darr, Ann Doty, Ed’s Edible Landscaping, Dick Fagnant, Foodland, Gastineau Guiding, Greens Creek Mine, Home Depot, Louise Miller, Mt. Roberts Tramway, Mountainside Wellness, NorthStar Trekking, Nugget Alaska Outfitters, Perseverance Theater, Rainbow Foods, Rie Munoz Gallery, Tisket Seslar, Silverbow Inn & Bakery, Budd & Paulette Simpson, Jean Strafford, SuperBear Supermarket, Temsco, Maria and Carl Uchytil, Western Auto, Wings Airways, and WP&YR.

Dessert auction items were donated by: Abby’s Kitchen, Deirdre Darr, Nancy Hemenway, Colleen Jardell, Jeanne Jordan, Paula Rohrbacher, Paulette Simpson, and Ruth Vincent.
Many thanks to all those who attended the Gala and helped to make it a success. The Shrine raised $20,000 – about $5000 short of our goal. It’s still not too late to help reach our goal. If you would like to donate, please call the Shrine Business Office 780-6112 or visit our webpage – it’s possible to make a donation to “Gala Fundraiser.” www.shrineofsainttherese.org