SJBA Annual Mardi Gras
King Cake Raffle Fundraiser

To continue the St. John’s tradition of celebrating Mardi Gras and giving back to those in need, this year we are giving all of the students King Cake to celebrate the feast in their own classrooms.

Additionally, we are holding a Mardi Gras King Cake Raffle from the Bayou Bakery in Arlington, Virginia (https://www.bayoubakeryva.com/) this is the cake that has garnered rave reviews from The Today Show and The New York Times, and The Washington Post has deemed it “One of the Top 5 King Cakes in the Country.”

Who Benefits from this Fundraiser?

One half of the proceeds will go to the 2021-2022 Annual Fund, which continue to offer financial aid to those families who need it, competitive salaries and on-going professional development for our faculty and offsetting operational expenses.

The other half will be donated to the Diocese of Arlington Gabriel Project. In addition to offering pre-natal care assistance through Tepeyec OB/Gyn, they offer assistance from parish ministries, Catholic Charities, crisis pregnancy centers and other community centers.

Raffle Items

Winners will be announced at the Mardi Gras Jazz Night on Friday, February 25, at 10:00 PM.

Raffle #1| Mardi Gras in a Box

“Mardi Gras in a Box” includes:

  • A signature Bayou Bakery King Cake [12-16 servings, with a DIY decorating kit to keep it fresh – extra slices – “lagniappe” for all!]
  • A Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Party Game for 8 players
  • 24 Tricolored Mardi Gras Beads and Doubloons,
  • 8 Mardi Gras Masks, 1 Mardi Gras Boa
  • 1 bottle of the world-famous Pat O’Brien’s signature Liquid Hurricane Mix for 8 party goers to imbibe with the addition of your spirit of choice. It’s so easy to channel “the Big Easy” — just surprise your “Krewe” pod with invitations indicating their secret game characters for a night of chilling entertainment!

Raffle value $200

Raffle #2| Mardi Gras in a Box

“Mardi Gras in a Box” includes:

  • A signature Bayou Bakery King Cake [12-16 servings, with a DIY decorating kit to keep it fresh – extra slices – “lagniappe” for all!]
  • A Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Party Game for 8 players
  • 24 Tricolored Mardi Gras Beads and Doubloons,
  • 8 Mardi Gras Masks, 1 Mardi Gras Boa
  • 1 bottle of the world-famous Pat O’Brien’s signature Liquid Hurricane Mix for 8 party goers to imbibe with the addition of your spirit of choice. It’s so easy to channel “the Big Easy” — just surprise your “Krewe” pod with invitations indicating their secret game characters for a night of chilling entertainment!

Raffle value $200

Raffle #3 | King Cake

The King Cake is a tasteful Danish-style Cake filled with a signature Creole Cream Cheese and covered in an irresistibly delicious, fluffy White Icing, and sugar dusted with the trio of traditional Mardi Gras colors: Gold for PowerGreen for Faith, and Purple for Justice. [Serves 14 -16 people.]

 

Raffle value $40

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