The 106th Monte Rio Variety was a huge success with a healthy increase in admission and raffle tickets. The Press Democrat crowd estimate was 2000 and the event coordinator, Michele McDonell said this is the largest audience since the 100th Anniversary Show. Click HERE for the Press Democrat story and photos.
RUN LIST OF 2017 MONTE RIO VARIETY SHOW
The story of St. Catherine of Siena Church and the Bohemian Club goes back more than 100 years and is told well by parishioner Dan Demers here. The show provides funds for the Monte Rio School Foundation, Monte Rio Fire Services and St. Catherine of Siena Catholic church. St. Catherine of Siena is one of the two mission churches affiliated with St. Elizabeth, Guerneville.
Unfortunately Fr. Luis was under the weather, so parishioner Margaret MacAtee was asked to do the invocation, in which she thanked God for the talented performers and the hard work of the volunteers. She prayed those who traveled long distances to the show would have safe travels.
Margaret has provided years of service to our parishes, serving as eucharistic minister and caretaker of St. Catherine of Siena. She played a very important role with the ATF in determining that arson was the cause of the 2015 fire. (Read that story here.)
This year’s Variety Show is especially joyful because we are seeing St. Catherine’s open temporarily, and her rededication on the horizon. Thank you Dan Demers for leading that project.
Here is PRESS DEMOCRAT report on the Variety show.
Here are a few snippets from the show
Thank you to the volunteers who work so hard to make this show a success, lead by Michele McDonell.