We had so much fun looking at the many fantastic entries in the 2015 Country Fair Pumpkin Decorating Contest! What a fun way to kick off the Country Fair weekend! Congratulations to the finalists and winners in each of four categories…

Saturday, October 10

  • 4:30—Mass in the Shrine
  • 5:00—Chili Cook-Off
  • 6:00—Washers Tournament begins
  • 6:00-7:00—The Final Chapter (alum band)
  • 7:30-9:00—Calm Rage (band)

Sunday, October 11

  • 8:15—Run Registration
  • 9:00—5k begins
  • 9:45—Fun Run begins
  • 10:00—Country Fair opens
  • 10:00-12:00—Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
  • 11:00—Chicken/Beef dinner begins serving
  • 12:00—Magician: Gerry Tritz
  • 1:00—Just Kids and The Connection
  • 2:00—ASH Band
  • 3:00—Jazz Trio
  • 4:45—Raffle Announcements
  • 5:00—Country Fair ends

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Dear Academy Families,

My heart is overflowing with gratitude for many things during this week prior to Country Fair; I will name two:

  1. The donation of time by our parents, grandparents, friends, faculty and staff in preparation for, and as part of, this weekend’s festivities not only models lives of generous service for our children, but creates a house of goodness! I thank God for your gifts of self, time, goodness and generosity. You can FEEL the goodness in the volunteer room and in the hallways this week!
  2. The income from Country Fair is one of the ways we fill the gap between the cost of an Academy education and the tuition we charge. Your participation helps us, in very concrete ways, deliver an education whose breadth is the five GOALS and each of their CRITERIA. For this I am deeply grateful because I wholeheartedly believe that an Academy education makes each person a better person and our world a better place.

So, thank you to each and every one of you for the MANY ways you have generously given and will generously give to make this weekend happen!

And, while we are working, let us enjoy being with each other, let us relish our children’s delight in simple joys, and let us appreciate the inner satisfaction of knowing that our service is contributing to the building of God’s Kingdom on many levels!

With a heart filled with deep and abiding gratitude,

Maureen Glavin, rscj

ASH eighth graders have been going to Camp Lakewood for 18 years! It is one of those opportunities that offers a memorable experience for every student. To some, it’ s conquering the high ropes course or mastering the Alpine rescue’s challenges. To others, it’s climbing the infamous tower or hitting a bull’s eye with a flying arrow or a spear! Through the  “Lakewood  experience,” some eighth graders  have discovered  a classmate’s strengths or found the opportunity to display their hidden talents.  Most students value the chance to spend  time  with their friends … sharing meals, cabin antics and campfire stories.

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