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SJCS Drawdown

Please mark your calendar for the 2019 St. Joseph Draw Down which is scheduled for October 19, 2019 at the FOP Lodge at Joyce Park. Additional information will be coming home with parents later in August.

The SJCS Draw-Down is a fun evening for all of SJCS families and friends.  We need many volunteers and helpers that night also.  To get more people involved we have a FAQ sheet in case you are not aware of what really the Drawdown is and what happens there that night.  


So what is the Draw-Down Pig Pull?  

 A lot of fun!!!   This is a great fundraiser that directly benefits our students at SJCS and in turn keeps our tuition low!    It’s a great Saturday night out without the kids.  A great opportunity to meet new people and hang out with those you already know.     Tickets include Draw-Down ticket, dinner by Richards, Beer, Beverages, and dessert. 


What Do I wear?   It’s a casual night—jeans,  whatever you are comfortable wearing!


What Happens at the Draw Down? 

  The doors open at 5:30 at the FOP Lodge in Joyce Park.  You’ll walk in, check in, and find a place to throw your things down.  If you don’t know anyone, please just grab two seats at a table.  It’s really a great way to get to know other families.  There will be some tables “reserved” and a section of VIP, and lots of open tables.  I would venture to say we’re a pretty welcoming bunch and it’s only for dinner that you’re truly sitting.   So don’t  worry if you don’t know who you will sit with.   J 


Once you lay your stuff down, take a walk around the gym.  There are all kinds of great silent auction prizes—for just about anything you could imagine!   You can bid on those items throughout the night.  Silent auction closes just before the end of the evening.  


What’s for dinner?

At 6:30, Dinner is provided by Richards- yum, yum!  There will also be a huge dessert table offering lots of choices.   Beer and Pop are included with your ticket price.  Dinner is informal, buffet style.  100% delicious!


What do you do after you eat? 

After dinner, the night is typically spent playing games, browsing the silent auction, watching the actual “Draw-Down” and socializing.  There will also be a live auction.  You will receive a booklet when you come in listing all the prizes in the silent auction along with the live auction.  The live auction is really fun to watch.  We’ve seen everything from puppies to trailers in this auction.  


What is the actual “Draw-Down”?

The ticket you purchase is your entry into the drawing.  As the night goes on, we will have a master of ceremonies pulling tickets.  As he pulls the tickets, he will cross the numbers out on a giant numbered board.  If your ticket remains, you have a chance to win a 2500 grand prize or 500 second prize!  It is really fun once it gets down to 4 or 5 people and they try to decide whether they will split the money or keep drawing.  Truly, one of the best parts of the night! 



What are the Class Pigs?

You’ll also hear the kids talking about their “pigs” in the coming weeks.  Each class designs a pig and it will be available via silent auction as well.     The week or so before the kids try to  “fill the pigs” with change they bring in.  Participants can also “fill the pigs” at the event.  The money in the pig  goes to each teacher to spend on classroom supplies.   Some of these pig will be auctioned off that evening.



All great things at St. Joe’s involve a lot of great people.   In the coming days, you’ll see a volunteer sign-up sheet for Draw-Down.  The sign ups typically have hour shifts, so you can  still have plenty of time to enjoy the evening.     Working is actually a great way to meet people too!    Volunteers are always appreciated and lighten the load for all! 


 Sounds fun!  Reserve a ticket for me!!  


Tickets are available now from the school office   The flyer is below!