Jeans, Jazz and Bruin Blues set for Feb. 18

MADISON – Tickets are still available – but are selling fast – for a chance at $10,000 during a night of fun, gourmet food and live entertainment. Saint Joseph School’s 24th annual Jeans, Jazz and Bruin Blues Draw Down is set for Saturday, February 18, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on the campus.
The school’s gymnasium and cafeteria will be transformed into lively venues for great food and good times. An open bar, live auction, silent auctions, raffles for themed-baskets and specialty beers, a wall of wine and door prizes round out the activities and add to the excitement of the draw down.
A draw down is a “reverse raffle” with tickets drawn throughout the evening. The owner of the last ticket remaining wins the $10,000 grand prize.
Back by popular demand is the “first choice raffle.” Only 100 first choice tickets, at $100 each, will be sold. Prior to the start of the live auction, one of these tickets will be selected, giving the winner his/her choice of one of the items up for auction. A beer raffle and the wine wall allow people to take a chance on their favorite beverages.
A ticket admitting two adults is $130, with optional insurance available for $20. The “insurance” places a ticket back in the drawing if it’s one of the first 100 pulled.
Sponsorships are still available. There are several levels of sponsorship, which start at $300. Sponsors get event tickets and different levels of recognition.
Organizers limit ticket sales and this event consistently sells out. Purchase tickets online at, from the school office during regular school hours or by calling 601-898-4803.

School Calendar – Fundraising Events

Mardi Gras Drawdown  
Clarksdale – St. Elizabeth    
February 13, 2015 
The Mardi Gras Drawdown is an evening event with food, music, auctions and a cash drawdown.

100th Annual St. Joseph Parish Fair
Greenville – Our Lady of Lourdes
and St. Joseph High School    
September 16, 2014
Celebrating one hundred years, the St. Joseph Parish Fair, is a signature event of both Catholic schools in Greenville and the community itself.  Attendees enjoy a spaghetti supper, other food booths, entertainment for children, four raffles paying out $11,750, a silent auction and game booths that offer prizes big and small. 

Fall Festival
Greenwood – St. Francis
September 27, 2014  
The day starts at 6 a.m. with a rummage sale. At 10 the kids games, inflatables and pony rides open. A $5,000 drawdown starts at noon and ends at 3 p.m..

Fall Festival
Natchez – Cathedral High  and Elementary School
October 4- 5, 2014 
This weekend-long event includes a day of games and fun for kids as well as an evening event for parents and supporters.   

Carribean Cruise Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction    
Southaven – Sacred Heart    
November 8, 2014    
The PTO at Sacred Heart School sponsors an annual dinner/dance.  This year’s theme is Caribbean Cruise. The night will feature a dinner and music.  There will also be a silent auction.  Money raised will go to support academic programs as well as PTO events like Family Fun Night.

Mississippi Blues Art Auction    
Columbus – Annunciation
November 14, 2014  
Art Auction theme Mississippi Blues’ Trail – silent and live auction. The live auction is class art projects that will focus on Mississippi Blues’ Trail.    

Starry Night Gala
Madison, St. Anthony    
December 6, 2014
The Starry Night Gala is hosted annually the first Saturday evening of each December and offers live music, award-winning food, exciting live/silent auctions, and more.

Jeans, Jazz, and Bruin Blues Annual Drawdown
Madison – St. Joseph Catholic School
February 7, 2015 
At the center of this casual, fun evening, is a lively drawdown, but the night includes auctions, a wine pull, great music and more.  

Krewe de Cardinal Carnival Ball
Jackson – St. Richard
February 13, 2015
A night of music, dancing, great food and a live and silent auction with a Mardi Gras theme. The auction features donated items as well as art created by the students at the school.  

Annual Drawdown
Vicksburg – Vicksburg Catholic High School
and Vicksburg Elementary
February 15, 2015
This year will mark the 32nd year for the annual fundraiser. More than 500 tickets are sold for a chance to win $10,000, with additional drawings for a trip to Disney, cash, and door prizes.  A very successful silent auction adds to the appeal of the event.

Mr. & Miss Holy Family Pageant
Holly Springs – Holy Family    
March 6, 2015 
This is a cotillion-style event involving the whole school. Each classroom crowns a little prince or princess. The “King” and “Queen” are chosen and act as spokespersons for the school.

Irish Festival
Meridian – St. Patrick
March 7-8, 2015
The Irish Festival takes place the first Saturday of March. It features all types of food including American, Mexican, Filipino, etc.  The children play games while grownups participate in a raffle for some great prizes such as a TV, a grill and more. The kids can enjoy a large number of inflatables, a petting zoo, pony rides and carnival-style fun.  

9th Annual Drawdown
Jackson – Sister Thea Bowman
April 25, 2015    
Ninth Annual Drawdown. This is the school’s big fund-raiser with food, a silent auction, entertainment, and great fellowship, as names drawn from the barrel for the grand prize of $10,000.