This year’s event raised more than $7,000 for The Leprechaun Foundation which partners with The MetroHealth Foundation to make a difference in the lives of children.
At Assumption Academy, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just about wearing green and feeling lucky, it’s about making a difference in the lives of ill children.
For more than thirty-five years, students, teachers and parents have been participating in The Leprechaun Fair to support The Leprechaun Foundation. The event began in a single sixth grade classroom as the idea of Debbie DiBlasi and Dan Jenks, supporters of the Leprechaun Foundation. Over the years, the event expanded throughout the entire school to include preschool through eighth grade students.
The preparation takes weeks as green hats, necklaces, chocolates and raffle tickets are sold. The 8th grade students work hard behind the scenes to prepare carnival-like games for the fair. Then on the big day, all the students have an opportunity to play the games, put their names in raffles and buy concessions to support this important cause. Volunteers, made up of parents, students and staff, past and present, come together to share in the fun of this treasured tradition!
“The Leprechaun Fair is one of our students’ favorite days of the school year. It truly looks like an explosion of green festivities in our Family Center,” said Rick Kaliszewski, Principal. “We are so proud of our students and their generous families to again make this such a huge success for such a worthwhile cause.”
Saint Albert the Great at Assumption Academy is a fully accredited Catholic elementary school educating students in preschool through eighth grade. Proudly anchored in faith and inspired by the Heavenly Mother Mary, we work in partnership with the Catholic Church and school families to nurture the whole child, developing the potential of students as global ambassadors in God’s world. www.assumptionacademy.org