The crowds “Gathered Together” for the 55th Annual BBQ & Boutique held Sunday, September 17 and 24. The BBQ & Boutique is an annual fall tradition and outreach ministry that combines famous BBQ, delicious apple pie and the opportunity for residents in Geauga, Lake and Cuyahoga Counties plus family, former students and volunteers to “Gather Together” to support the ongoing mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame.
The success of this event is also due to the generous support of the many sponsors. Many of the dollars raised are put back into the local community, through programs in education, healthcare, social justice and pastoral care. Sisters of Notre Dame serve those in need through a multitude of volunteer ministries, both nationally and internationally, and these dollars also support their efforts.
It takes organization, collaboration and over 400 volunteers, over the two Sundays to, achieve success. We welcomed over 6,000 guest to our campus. A special thank you to the following:
- Dr. Michael Bates, President and Joseph Waler, Principal, faculty, staff and students of Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School for the use of the facilities.
- Student volunteers from Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School, Notre Dame Elementary School and St. Helen School for your enthusiasm and the generosity of your time.
- Advancement Committee Members, relatives of sisters, parents of students, alumni and friends.
- SND Facilities Department and Laundry Staff for your time and attention to detail in supporting this event.
- To our sisters and Associates of the Sisters of Notre Dame for providing items for the County Store and crafts, and staffing throughout the event.