The event was an opportunity to raise funds not only for the school but for student scholarships.
Josephite Father Henry Davis, pastor of Our Mother of Mercy and Blessed Sacrament, spoke to attendees about the importance of a Catholic education. He said that when students enter Our Mother of Mercy School they enter to learn and leave to serve.
Live music was provided by Still Cruisin’ Band and The Violini Di Roma Trio.
Our Mother of Mercy School began as a church and mission school in 1927. The grade levels were kindergarten through fifth grade. The school housed 134 students, and three lay teachers.
In 1937, the church and mission school became Our Mother of Mercy Catholic. In 1939, the Josephite pastor of Our Mother of Mercy contacted the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Sisters of Mary Immaculate to staff the school on Broussard Street in the Pear Orchard neighborhood, where the students ranged from kindergarten through eighth grade.
In 1962, the present school building on Sarah Street was built. The school currently enrolls pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students.