Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

St. Philip School Will Celebrate Turning 100 Years Old Next Year

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

St. Philip School Will Celebrate Turning 100 Years Old Next Year

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St. Philip in Crafton is approaching a milestone birthday with a celebration that will extend through the school year.

In 2015, the school will turn 100, making it only the 16th school in the Pittsburgh Diocese to reach the century mark.

In October, the Centennial Planning Committee chose the theme, "Celebrating our Past, Forging our Future," with events planned around the goal of increasing awareness about the school and raising funds to help secure its future for another 100 years.

"We picked the theme because it's not an old Catholic school," said Elvira Hoff, committee chairwoman. "It's very much a Catholic school that has reached its birthday because so many families love it and believe in it and keep sending their kids."

The celebration began Aug. 24 with a car wash that the 100th graduating class sponsored.

The eighth-graders and their parents raised more than $1,100, which they donated to the school in honor of the centennial.

The festivities continued that day with a free Family Field Day on the grounds of St. Paul Seminary, patterned after the Crazy Olympics, which the school conducts annually for its students during Catholic Schools Week.

The school will have a mystery dinner theater fundraiser, presenting "Mobsters, Molls & Marinara," set in a Chicago speakeasy in the Roaring '20s, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Bishop Canevin High School.

Tickets are $25 and include a full pasta dinner, Italian cookie table, two free drinks and a Chinese auction.

At 10 a.m. Sept. 28, Bishop David Zubik will celebrate a Centennial Mass that will include dozens of current and former students, teachers and clergy.

The celebration will continue Oct. 14 with The Centennial Spirit Walk. There will be a Gingerbread House Contest and Children's Hospital Fundraiser in mid-October, during which students will build a gingerbread replica of the school to be displayed Nov. 21 to Jan. 7 in the Wintergarden at PPG Place, Downtown.

The team also will create a commemorative St. Philip gingerbread cookie Christmas tree ornament to be sold during December. All proceeds will be donated to the Free Care Fund at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. …

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