A few notes as we do our Mardi Gras Wrap-up.
First of all, mark your calendar! February 22, 2020, we’re doing it again!
Now that you’re already planning for next year, we have to once again say THANK YOU to everyone who came out to our first annual Mardi Gras Gala! It was an amazing night, and we’re already talking about ways to make next year better!
Thanks especially to our partners! Gold Sponsors: Trinity Health Systems, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Crowe’s Cabinets, and Paul and Robbie Crowe. Green Sponsors: Hauser’s Furniture, Dr. Thomas Brown, DDS, christmasnovena.com, Zita Reis, Maryanna and Edwin Hiester, Jarrett Hiester, Erika and John Tuttle, and Mihalyo Family Companies.
As we’ve sorted through things we have a couple of items to finalize.
First, the winner of the Trivia Door Prize—four tickets to the National Aviary in Pittsburgh—was Bobbyjon Bauman! Among the sheets which got all ten questions correct, his was pulled from the hat. Congratulations Bobbyjon!
Second, we had one unclaimed Chinese auction item, the Amazon Echo. The winning Chinese auction number was 0984547. If you haven’t yet emptied out those pockets and you happen to still have your winning ticket, email a photo of your ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll arrange the exchange. If we don’t hear from the winner soon we’ll auction it off online!
Here are the answers to the trivia questions:
- In what city was Mardi Gras first celebrated in the United States? Mobile, Alabama, 1703
- Maria Montessori was the first woman to do what? First woman to graduate from Rome Medical School, and thus the first female doctor in Italy
- It is illegal to ride in a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans without what? A mask, because a mask is a leveler: it allows people from all levels of society to be seen as equal, not knowing whom they’re speaking with.
- Which U.S. president set up a Montessori school in the basement of the White House? Woodrow Wilson set one up for the children of his staff.
- What is the meaning of the Mardi Gras colors, green, purple, and gold? Green stands for faith, purple stands for justice, and gold for power.
- Maria Montessori opened her first school on January 6, 1907, in the San Lorenzo slum of Rome. What was the school called? “Casa dei Bambini” or “The House of the Children”
- Mardi Gras was made a state holiday in Louisiana in 1875. In which two other states is Mardi Gras also a state holiday? Florida and Alabama
- Maria Montessori won two gold medals at the 1915 World’s Fair in San Francisco for what exhibit? “The Glass Classroom,” a classroom closed in glass so people could sit on stools around the exhibit and watch 30 children at their class work.
- The first person to throw beads from a Mardi Gras float was dressed as whom? Santa Claus
- According to Maria Montessori, what are the most important years for education for children? 0-6 years old