Friday, January 13, 2017 | Maggie
Please plan to “DASH Through the Snow” with us on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Embassy Suites La Vista! If you are unable to attend Congé, consider helping us reach our goal by clicking HERE to make a gift.
Purchase a Congé raffle ticket and help us reach our goal of 600! Call Chelsea Kenton (402) 558-3800 x.1076, and she will send one your way (price is $100 for 1 and $250 for 3.)
Truck Unload and Set-Up
The Congé set-up crew will be at the Embassy Suites around 8:30 a.m. on Friday, January 27. You are welcome to help unload the truck and unpack boxes anytime next Friday. We would love the company and this is a great way to meet other Duchesne moms & dads–community building at its best!
Volunteer Opportunities the Night of Congé
If you would like to volunteer the evening of Congé and have not yet signed up, please email Meghan Rowen about your availability. We have jobs open during all parts of the event.
Live Auction “Wow Packages!”
-French Dinner – Hosted at your home or the home of Steve & Julie Kenney, your choice! Fredericka VerHulst is our talented French teacher who organizes the event. This dinner will blow you away; a 5-course traditional French meal cooked by, YES, the French IV students for 8 people total. Every piece of this meal is delicious and comes with a story. The students will serve you and if you choose to host this event at the home of Julie & Steve Kenney, please see the of the photos of the fabulous table where you and your guests will sit! This is a GEM of an auction item, pay attention during Congé and raise those paddles!!
-Martha Stewart – Turkey Hill Visit & Tour
Take a trip out east to Connecticut and visit Turkey Hill, where Martha Stewart’s tv empire began. The date is to be determined by the host and the winning bidder (fall is our favorite!) The historical farm and home are located in Westport, Connecticut – on Turkey Hill Road – a famous street where Martha’s business was once located. The Berg family purchased this home over 10 years ago and have renovated to an extent, keeping the historical integrity of the land, the barn, the pool and the interior. You will be WOWED by the beautiful landscape. The stories are good too! Stay in Greenwich Harbor at Hotel Delamar, shop Greenwich Avenue and even tour our Sacred Heart sister school, Convent of the Sacred Heart, in Greenwich, if you have time. Train into NYC for a day or just drive through the hills!
RAISE YOUR PADDLE!
Each year, at Congé, we Raise our Paddles for the Tuition Assistance Program at Duchesne. 46% of our student body of 329 young women receives some form of financial aid. This year, to help this fund grow and help our families in need, our goal is to hit the $100,000 mark during the Raise Your Paddle for Tuition portion of the event. We can do this with your help!
ALL items are online for your viewing! Follow this link to view the fabulous packages, http://duchesneacademy.maestroweb.com (all auction sections are listed on the lefthand side of the home page.)