Thank you for your generosity in making FEST a successful event. You are an important part of what makes the Villa community so very special. If you missed out on the auction, no need to worry! You can still make an impact. Contributions are always welcomed and may be made at any time.
3/13/21, 9:33 PM - Congratulations, winners! All Auction items are now closed. You can still win some great prizes - buy your Lucky Raffle Tickets and Vote for the Donut Party. Some Marketplace and Teacher & Coach Wish List Items remain open. All closing at 10:00 PM.
3/13/21, 9:05 PM - Congratulations, winners! Premier and Villa Auction Items are now closed. Bidding for other auction categories is still open so don't miss out! Those close at 9:30 PM!! Don't forget your Lucky Raffle Tickets and VOTE!!! Those close at 10:00 PM. As well as Marketplace and Teacher & Coach Wish List items.
3/13/21, 8:00 PM - Why do we FEST? It's all about the Mardi Gratitude. You might want to grab some tissues for this one. Thank you, VILLA.
3/13/21, 7:30 PM - Keep voting for the Donut Party! Juniors are in the lead. See the LEADERBOARD HERE for up-to-the minute results. You can Vote more than once! Each vote gets an entry for a chance to win a pair of AirPods Pro. This is an easy win-win. Only $5 a vote!
3/13/21, 7:00 PM - Did you notice the clues about our surprise celebrity guest? What do a sponge, sports car, and red swim trunks have to do with FEST? Well, that special celebrity has a message for all of you, our FEST supporters!
3/13/21, 6:00 PM - Villa, you rock.
3/13/21, 4:00 PM - Hooray, Villa! We have surpassed the $100,000 mark - we are getting so close to goal. You're doing great - keep it up! As for the Donut Challenge - currently the Juniors are in the lead with the Alumnae close behind...
3/13/21, 2:00 PM - We're so excited about this video that we're releasing it two hours early. Come celebrate our Villa Hurricanes New Orleans style with Villa Dads Christian Touey P '21 '23 and Chris Burns P '22 '24 who definitely know how to put the FUN in your FEST celebration today!
3/13/21, 12:00 PM - We are racing towards $100,000. Tremendous. Keep the momentum going, Villa!
3/13/21, 10:00 AM - Good morning Villa Family! WOW, as of this writing we are over $95,000 towards our goal of $125,000. We have so many exciting things in store for you today. Stay tuned, keep bidding and voting, and check out this message from Kathy McCartney, Director of Advancement. Go Villa! Better Together!
3/13/21, 9:45 AM - Missed the Breaking News Announcement last night? Here's a quick rundown - VOTE VOTE VOTE Early and Often for your favorite class to win a donut party. AND with each vote, get an entry to win a pair of Apple AirPods Pro. And yes, you can vote more than once! JUNIORS ARE IN THE LEAD! Let's GO NUTS FOR DONUTS!
3/12/21, 9:00 PM - What a great day and night. Villa, you make us SO PROUD! The FEST Team is signing off for the night and will be back bright-eyed and bushy-tailed with you at 10:00 AM tomorrow morning. We are brimming with excitement over what tomorrow holds... we really have some fun things planned for this virtual celebration, Villa! Stay tuned, thank you, and God Bless.
3/12/21, 7:00 PM - BREAKING NEWS! It's a CLASS & ALUMNAE CHALLENGE...featuring Student Council representatives Giana Hawkins '24, Nicki Movello '23, Georgia Elinski '22, and Katie Mulhern '21. Also featuring Alumna Adriana Yacovelli '20 and current students Gabriella Yacovelli '23 and Maia Dechiario '22. Wait for it and get set to vote... each vote gets an entry to win a pair of Apple AirPods Pro... And yes, you can vote more than once!
3/12/21, 3:00 PM - Look at these lovely faces! These are just some of the fantastic people that teach and coach our girls and make the Villa experience great. Bring them some larger smiles by fulfilling a wish from theirwish list! When you "purchase" or donate towards a wish list item, you are making a donation to FEST and Villa Maria, enabling us to provide these items to enrich their teaching and coaching experiences for our girls. Check it out: TEACHER & COACH WISH LIST
3/12/21, 1:00 PM - The Virtual FEST Auction is now LIVE! Browse, Bid, Buy Early and Often! Good luck and have fun! Premier & Villa auction items close tomorrow 3/13/21 @ 9:00 PM, all other auctions close @ 9:30 PM.
3/12/21, 11:00 AM - Check out the Virtual FEST digital program for lots of details about the event and more! Download a copy here.
3/12/21, 9:00 AM - Good morning! Start the day off right with this message from Colleen Feury '10 of Title Sponsor O'Rourke and Sons. Remember to stay tuned for updates every two hours!
3/11/21, 10:00 PM - Signing off for the night. See you tomorrow morning! Leaving this here... a teaser for tomorrow night at 7:00 PM.
3/11/21, 8:00 PM - The Auction opens tomorrow @ 1:00 PM. But for those of you staying tuned, you get a sneak peek preview of the coveted Premier and Villa items to help you plan your bids! CLICK HERE to preview.
3/11/21, 6:00 PM - Did you know you can make a donation in honor of someone special for FEST? A teacher, a staff or other faculty member, or coach. The FEST committee will notify all "In Honor Of" gifts to the lucky recipients after FEST. CLICK HERE to donate!
3/11/21, 4:00 PM - Thank you for joining us on the first day of Virtual FEST! Welcome message from the event Co-Chairs about all the fun things we have planned - virtually. Don't miss a thing - stay tuned to this website through Saturday night.
3/11/21, 2:00 PM - We are grateful for all of our supporters. You are the reason FEST is successful every year. At this time, we acknowledge the following sponsors. Thank you for your generosity!
3/11/21, 12:00 PM - Message from Sister Regina Ryan, Principal of Villa Maria Academy High School
Welcome to the FEST 2021 - Mardi Gras event website!
FEST - Fostering Educational Support Together - is the largest annual fundraiser at Villa Maria Academy. Your support of FEST enables us to maintain our tradition of excellence, continuing upon our 148-year history of enriching the spiritual and educational growth of young women.
We are very appreciative to all who participate in FEST either as a volunteer, sponsor, advertiser, celebrant, and all other supporters. Thank you for joining us and being an important part of what makes the Villa community so wonderful!
We are so grateful for your support - large or small, every contribution makes a difference!
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