St. Joseph’s Barn Dance celebrates Cinco de Mayo

St. Joseph's School in Chemainus will hold its annual Barn Dance and Live Auction May 5, starting at 5:30 p.m.

St. Joseph’s School in Chemainus will celebrate Cinco de Mayo during its 10th annual Barn Dance and Live Auction.

This year’s celebrations will be held May 5 — a day of celebration in the United States and Mexico — and will have a Mexican flare.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for you to peruse the silent and live auction items. A sumptuous roast beef and barbecued salmon dinner featuring local fare will follow.

After the live auction, which is generously supported by our local businesses, you can dance the night away to the lively and fun-loving Johnny Inappropriate.

St. Joseph’s annual Barn Dance and Live Auction is a cornerstone to the fundraising efforts of St. Joseph’s staff and the school’s Parent Auxiliary. All funds raised go directly to programs that enhance learning for students.

Thanks to the generosity of local business members and those who attended the Barn Dance last year, St. Joseph’s was able to fund programs that enhanced environmental studies, musicality, literacy, computer and technological equipment and skills, and programs that teach and encourage social responsibility.

Tickets for the Barn Dance are $30 per person and can be purchased at St. Joseph’s School, Chemainus Foods, and 49th Parallel Grocery in Ladysmith. This event sells out quickly each year due to its increasing popularity.

Safe rides home will be provided, so please plan ahead.

For more information, call the school at  250-246-3191.