Students, families, faculty and friends of St. Ephrem School gathered together in support of the fifth annual St. Ephrem School Night for Hope. Under the direction of teacher Richard Diffendale, the event was held in Monsignor Peter Kane Hall on Friday, May 13.
Students performed singing solos, duets and as groups. There were over 20 acts providing entertainment to the audience. The children who performed ranged from third through eighth grade.
Many of the faculty got involved by putting on a show, which was coordinated and led by Father Jim Krische. The teachers dressed up in an outfit singing about what they’d like to be if they weren’t a teacher. Also, a first this year was the faculty ‘Lip-Sync Battle’ which was won by Mr. Diffendale who dressed up and performed as Lady Gaga.
The night ended with Mr. Diffendale and his band performing hits like “The Twist” which young and old enjoyed. Prize baskets presented by each of the grades were raffled off and contained such cool items as four tickets to a Cyclones game, a movie entertainment candy basket and a framed $100 bill. T-shirts were also sold. The 50/50 raised over $680 with the lucky recipient taking home half. The event raised $6,342, which will be donated for breast cancer research.