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From left to right are 2022 Family Fun Festival co-chair and OSS mother Katie Soer, RCHS Principal Dan Carie, OSS Principal Stevie VanDeVelde and 2022 Family Fun Festival co-chair and RCHS mother Missy Naeve.
Routt Catholic High School (RCHS) and Our Saviour School (OSS) were each recipients of $9,500 from the 2022 Family Fun Festival committee. The 2022 Family Fun Festival was a weekend-long event that took place over Labor Day weekend on the campus of RCHS and OSS.
“With no COVID restrictions we were really able to get back to what we love to do, and that is to provide entertainment for the whole family while also celebrating and supporting these two schools,” said Family Fun Festival co-chair and RCHS mother, Missy Naeve. Naeve continued, “We also introduced a modified schedule to give guests and volunteers the opportunity to be involved in more activities.”
Activities throughout the weekend included (but were not limited to) a 5K run/walk, a golf outing, a bicycle ride, a games tent, music trivia, a dodgeball tournament, a pancake/sausage breakfast, a live and silent auction, and live entertainment from Phat Kitti and Off the Wall. Katie Soer, Family Fun Festival co-chair and OSS mother, added her appreciation for all who helped with the event: “We had several committees of volunteers who went above and beyond for the good of the event. We simply wouldn’t have been able to do it without their help.”
All money that is raised from the Family Fun Festival is split equally between Routt Catholic High School and Our Saviour School. The funds are used to help support each of the school’s missions in providing a faith-based education to students aged 3 through 18.
Naeve and Soer presented checks in the amount of $9,500 to RCHS Principal Dan Carie and OSS Principal Stevie VanDeVelde on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Both were thrilled. “The financial support is wonderful, but the camaraderie of the weekend was especially impressive,” said VanDeVelde. “Dan and I are very thankful for all of the volunteers, but especially for Missy and Katie. The leadership they have shown since planning began last February has been unbelievable.”