Text and photos courtesy Mary Babbles, Holy Family School
Irish eyes were smiling at Holy Family School in Syracuse March 7 as the school held its annual Hooley. The Hooley — a festive evening of music, in Irish parlance — is the school’s largest fundraising event of the year, with all proceeds going toward scholarships/tuition assistance.
This year’s event was titled Hooley2.0, as it was an all-new, adult-only format. The admission price included all food and beverages — appetizers, assorted food stations, beer/wine/soft drinks by Limp Lizard and desserts by The Patisserie — plus entertainment by The Mere Mortals. There were silent and live auctions along with a 50/50 raffle, the traditional Hooley raffle, and two lottery basket raffles.
Holy Family School provides a Catholic education for students PreK to grade 6. For more information, visit holyfamilyschoolsyr.org.
Members of The Mere Mortals warm up and do a soundcheck at the Holy Family Irish Hooley.
Former Holy Family School parents Joshua and Valerie James continue their support of the school by attending Hooley2.0. Their son is currently a student at Bishop Ludden Jr/Sr High.
Holy Family School parents and Hooley2.0 committee members Angela and Mark Eskandar are all smiles as they enjoy an evening of food, fun, family, and friends at Hooley2.0.
Holy Family School Class of 1969 graduate Bob Privon and his lovely wife drove all the way from Newark, Delaware, to be a part of Hooley2.0!
Holy Family School parent Jim Barfield embraced the Hooley spirit, donning a festive suit to help sell 50/50 raffle tickets at Hooley2.0.
Faculty and staff members passed trayed appetizers at Holy Family School’s annual Irish Hooley. Nursery teacher Nancy Whelan offers Hooley guests some delicious shrimp cocktails — along with one of her signature sunny smiles!