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Extravaganza

A Time of Community
Extravaganza
By Michelle Gress

Extravaganza 

“Saints of Time” was a blowout raising nearly 600,000 thousand dollars towards school activities and necessities. Through the hard work of the school’s staff and volunteers, this year’s steampunk-themed Extravaganza is helping to make our school a better place. Here is an in-depth look at what goes on when arranging this spectacular event.

 

Where It All Starts

Extravaganza wouldn’t be what it is without the help from all of our Saint families. Families are given the opportunity to arrange and donate goods and services for the auction. The money raised by these donated items is then used to help the school in many ways. These donations range from a week’s stay in Turks and Caicos to a bottle of wine. All goods that are accepted are then used in the event either in a raffle, basket, or game. These donations are what drive the Extravaganza into an amazing night for our fellow saints. 

 

Life of the Party

Extravaganza is widely known for its fun-packed games towards the beginning of the night. For this year’s events, the three games that took place included a whiskey wheel, a wine ring toss, and plinko. First, the whiskey wheel consisted of categories ranging from good, great, better, and best. Based on where the wheel landed is the quality of whiskey you receive. Next, there was wine ring toss where you got three chances to land a ring on the neck of a bottle to be able to take it home. Lastly was plinko which consisted of dropping three pucks to try and win the “golden tickets” which are then used to enter into raffles to try and win big prizes like diamond earrings or an electric bike.

 

All for One

The Extravaganza wouldn’t be possible without all the amazing people who join together to work on this event. Some are paid by the school, those who work for months planning, and those who serve and provide the food. The majority of the work is done by kind-hearted volunteers in our community. These hard workers work day in and day out setting up and planning each of the small details of the event. Help also comes in the form of senior envoys who volunteer their own time to help the night of the extravaganza with running games and serving food.

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Ella Tuttle, Reporter
Ella Tuttle is a senior going into her last year at St. Thomas Aquinas. She is an active member of many clubs including Key Club and Art Club. She is excited to be a part of The Shield this year and hopes to write popular and moving pieces on topics Aquinas students want to hear.
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