Volunteer Appreciation Cocktail Party

Each year, the parish throws a party in appreciation of all of our volunteers, the most recent having taken place on Friday, June 14, 2013 in the auditorium.

Over three hundred devoted volunteers attended this event. The entire staff of 23 (including our four priests) participated in making the evening as enjoyable as possible for the attendees. Using their own recipes, the staff shopped, prepped, cooked, tended bar, entertained, set-up, cleaned-up and served: 4 cases of beer, 5 cases of wine, 42 quarts of sangria, 30 bottles of soda, 432 pork sliders, 480 franks, 600 bacon wrapped water chestnuts, 400 shrimp cocktail, 350 crabbies, 320 leek & feta wraps, 140 toasty joes, 8 pounds of London broil, 144 deviled eggs, 4 quarts of rye dip, 192 mini cupcakes, 360 cream puffs, 10 pounds of apples, 120 chocolate dipped strawberries and 5 trays of chocolate brickle.

Margie Rightmyer, Director of Volunteers, said, "The staff wanted to do everything that they could for our volunteers in order to prove how much they're appreciated. What better way than to do it from our hearts with our own hands as our volunteers do for our parish every day?"

The gratitude from the volunteers was overwhelming. They were amazed at the amount and quality of food that was served and by all the hard work that went into making the evening the success that it was. They truly felt appreciated.

The staff noticed that the attendees kept asking if they could help just as they always do. However, the evening was a time for the volunteers to sit back, relax and celebrate the parish. A parish so many people call home because of the hard work, dedication and love from our volunteers. A huge, heartfelt thank you goes out to all our dedicated volunteers. Your staff and your parish appreciate each and every one of you.