Retro-themed fundraising of St. Gianna Parish, a success! - Filipino Journal

Retro-themed fundraising of St. Gianna Parish, a success!

Retro-themed fundraising of St. Gianna Parish, a success!

The slam-bang of ‘60s and ‘70s song and dance hits and fashion ignited more fun and enjoyment at the first fundraising event celebrating the 15th year of St. Gianna Beretta Molla Catholic Parish held last September 27 at the Marlborough Hotel .

The fundraising was organized by the dedicated volunteers of the parish, led by Perla Javate. Parish members and guests savoured the ‘60s and ‘70s ambience that filled the night with retro disco music. Attendees donned in frayed bell-bottomed jeans, tie-dyed shirts, moccasins, love beads, chain belts and long puffed bubble sleeves that called for a best in costume contest.

Door prizes, silent auction and 50/50 got even more exciting when the volunteers sought for more voluntary gift to raise the funds.

Entertainers include Paul Ong, pianist John Eisma and his group, and the razzmatazz group of volunteers who showcased their dancing prowess as they recreated the disco atmosphere of the ‘60s and ‘70s at the Skyview Ballroom of the Marlborough Hotel.

“With over 400 people in attendance, the evening was filled with high energy and great jubilation. Proceeds from the event were directed toward the fund for the future commissioning of a bronze statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the Church’s worship space. Thank you to all for being a part of something great,” Parish Pastor Rev. Fr. Darrin J.G. Gurr said.

Photo credit: Lorna Aquino, Maricor Dano, Dot del Rosario