Mardi Gras at St. Francis a huge success

St. Francis Community would like to recognize everyone who contributed to the success of our eighth annual Mardi Gras fundraiser March 1. More than $39,000 was raised and will benefit the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, St. Francis Senior Ministries, St. Francis Spirituality Center and the Sisters of St. Francis in continuing to provide our services and programs to those in need in our community.

We would like to recognize all of our corporate sponsors that support what we do throughout the year and our Mardi Gras event sponsors.

Corporate sponsors: Clouse Construction Corp.; Clouse Electric; Sacksteder-Worland Insurance Agency; Journey Group Financial Solutions; Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory; Dundore Plumbing, Heating and Cooling; Weininger Family Dentistry; Old Fort Banking Co.; The Advertiser-Tribune; Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital; Your Legacy Federal Credit Union; Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory; Fabrizio & Shultz; Dr. Jeffrey D. Shawberry DDS; and Smith Family Foods.

Event sponsors: Institutional Care Pharmacy, Spectrum Eye Care, Ameriprise Financial – OnPoint Financial Solutions, Pyramid Recruiting Offices, JDH Construction, John and Becky Lay, Karen Sue Wikoff, Superior Energy Solutions, Hempy Water of Tiffin, Zoeller Lawn and Property Management, Superior Distributing – BEERCO, Schubach Chiropractic, ECS Solutions – ECS Billing & Consulting South, American Fine Sinter, Viewpoint Graphics.

A special thank you to those who volunteered, offered discounts, services or donated items for our games, raffle and auction tables: Tiffin Columbian National Honor Society; Sisters of St. Francis volunteers; Simply Susan’s of Tiffin; Friends of St. Francis Community; St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; Bill Jones, auctioneer and master of ceremonies; Sister Joanne Lammers; Jacalyn Holman of Holman Arts, Sandusky; Hempy Water of Tiffin; BEERCO; Diversified Graphics; Mission Advancement office staff; Sister Eileen Kazmierowicz; Linda Ritzler Accounting; St. Francis Senior Ministries; Mohawk Supply; KGS Ohio; Jim and Marilyn Deats; Robert Hauzie; Lisa Mittelkamp; Paulette’s; Fort Ball Pizza Palace; Madison Street Tavern; Rock Run Bulk Foods; Xcaret; Domino’s; Asian Grill; Denny’s; Fatheads; Dunkin Donuts; Wendy’s; Coppus Motors; T.J. Willie’s; Phat Cakes & Cafe; Family Video; Fu Lin Buffet; Lee’s Famous Recipe; The Renaissance of Tiffin; Cedar Point; John Arnold of Arnold Vending; Fred Zoeller; Pioneer Mill of Tiffin; Decker’s Furniture; Ewald Furniture; Set It in Stone; Andria Marquis; The Ritz Theatre; The Empire at 138; Great Lakes Ace Hardware; Kuebler Shoes; Big Lots; Hampton Inn of Tiffin; Carmie’s BBQ & Grill; Toledo Mud Hens; Tiffin Pedal Co.; Linda Bell; Franciscan Earth Literacy Center; Salon Source 2000; Sister Gemma Fenbert; Cincinnati Reds; The Decked Out Door & More; Stacy Farms; St. Francis Spirituality Center; Jeffrey Jewelers; Threads; Sister Dorothy Forman; Sam’s Club; Kay Shrewsbury; Sue Nowak; Simply Susan’s; Bilger’s Lawn & Landscaping; Ameriwood Industries; Tim Horton’s; Bailiwicks; Deb Hilborn; Cabin Creations; Pretty Petals Plus by LK; Gourd Man Originals of Findlay; Auto Zone; Church & Dwight Co. Inc. – Arm & Hammer; Fricker’s; Hilltop Honey Farms; Lowe’s; Toledo Symphony.


Jeanine Alvarado and Kellie Hartsel,

2019 Mardi Gras co-chairs