The Squires, members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle 5485, produced some awesome results this weekend with the fundraiser for the Memorial. They started with 160 plants. The goal was to sell 200, but only 160 would fit in Jim Orbich’s truck when the plants were purchased. By the end of the 9:15 Mass, only 10 plants were left as all of the others were sold.
Plant sales produced $800.00 minus the $340.00 which was the wholesale price paid to purchase the plants. $460.00 profit from the plant sales. An additional $375.25 was raised from parish donations the Squire’s National D-Day Memorial fundraiser. The council also contributed an additional $100.
The project goal is $2,000 and they are well on their way to making it before D-Day commemoration ceremonies in Bedford, VA.
A huge thanks goes to Tom Stanfa, a Chapel Hill High School teacher. He was on hand all morning showing a video of the Memorial and the D-Day landing site that he produced along with students from his school as part of at special project they are working on.
June 6th will be here before we know it so make plans to attend the ceremony. We will have a Squires meeting on Sunday, May 22nd to finalize the trip and work through the final details. Watch for the meeting time here.
Thanks for all of your hard work!