Soulard Soiree 2013: Cinco de Soulard
2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5th, 2013
General Admission $45
$45 ticket cost gives you access to the 3 open bars and an out-of-this-world buffet.
Of course, there are the fantastic Silent & Live Auction items to bid on.
For one dday, Soulard residents are invited to forget their grownup duties and indulge in some carefree fun at the annual Soulard School Soiree and Auction in May at John D. McGurk’s. This year’s party invites revelers to drink, eat and bid with The Soulard School. Guests can order from the open bar and feast on an array of gourmet food including appetizers, salads, entrees, sweet treats and old-fashioned candy.
The Soulard School, located at 1110 Victor Street, is an independent school that serves preschool through grade 6. The school’s 106 students are as diverse as the neighborhood it serves. “We are more than a city school, we are a Soulard School,” said Kelly Holloran Bock, founder and head of school. “When we play soccer, we use Pontiac Park. We climb the rock wall at AmeriCorps. We buy food for our school lunches at the Farmer’s Market. We hold trivia night at Mad Art, serve steins at Oktoberfest and pour hurricanes at Mardi Gras.”
Last year’s sell-out event drew more than 350 partyers and raised $45,000 to help offset the school’s operating costs and support the sliding scale tuition program for families with low income. "At first, we drew a lot of parents, but the Soiree really has become a big neighborhood celebration. I think that's because we share so much in common with the folks who live here -- we're pioneers, we know how to stretch a dollar and we love to party."