2008-08-09 / Top News

Church Windows To Be Replaced in Fundraiser

Parish members helping to raise funds to restore the stained glass windows at Ste. Anne's Church pose at a party they hosted Sunday, July 27, at the rectory. From left, Valerie Porter, Brother Jim Boynton, Jim Morse, Father Rey Garcia, and administrator Nikki Gugin. The event drew 150 people and raised $7,000, enough for one window. Parish members helping to raise funds to restore the stained glass windows at Ste. Anne's Church pose at a party they hosted Sunday, July 27, at the rectory. From left, Valerie Porter, Brother Jim Boynton, Jim Morse, Father Rey Garcia, and administrator Nikki Gugin. The event drew 150 people and raised $7,000, enough for one window. A fundraising cocktail party at the church rectory Sunday, July 27, raised enough money to restore one stained glass window at Ste. Anne's Church, a start toward an ambitious project to have all the windows restored.

The event raised $7,000, and included wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres, live music, an art auction, and a raffle. Approximately 150 people attended.

New stained glass windows were added to the church in 1912, and according to Brother Jim Boynton, they are now in need of repair.

"We want to restore them before they fall apart," he said.

"We have enough money to restore one window, but we have a whole church full of them."

The fundraising will continue, he said, and include asking for donations from the new generations of a few families who donated the 1912 windows.

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