St. Mary’s Casino Night Fundraiser 

St. Mary’s Catholic School hosted its second annual Casino Night fundraiser on March 25. Participants enjoyed a variety of gaming options with blackjack, roulette, craps and three card poker. Also included was a delicious meal, consisting of crawfish pasta, fried shrimp and catfish, green bean casserole, garlic bread and bread pudding. 
 
Guests were dazzled with a dance performance to Ava Max’s “Kings and Queens” from the NSU Theatre Department, under the direction of Professor Pia Wyatt. 
 
An online silent auction featured items such as a Florida beach trip, A Night Out Over Natchitoches, sports memorabilia, SMS experiences such as Principal for a Day and numerous other options. 
 
The annual fundraiser raised over $50,000 for the school. The proceeds will benefit the school staff by providing an end-of-the-year bonus.
 
Principal Stephen Wren said, “We are so grateful to our school family and community for their support and are excited to be able to provide this extra benefit to our dedicated staff.”
 
The school hopes to continue this annual event and will provide information when a date is determined for next year’s event.