Forty-four years ago, the Parents Club of St. Malachy’s School created an event in an effort to raise funds for new programs and to enhance existing activities at the school.

Forty-four years ago, the Parents Club of St. Malachy’s School created an event in an effort to raise funds for new programs and to enhance existing activities at the school.

The annual car party is open to the public and this year’s theme is “With All That Jazz,” with festivities to begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at St. Malachy’s.

The ticket price includes dinner for two, music by a jazz band and a chance to win a grand prize of $10,000. There also will be several prizes awarded in addition to live and silent auctions.

A total of 200 tickets will be sold for the Car Party and tickets are available by contacting Marifaith Mueller, (989)395-5605 or at carpartytickets@gmail.com.

Car Party committee members are seeking donations for the live and silent auctions and anyone interested in contributing is asked to contact Brooke or Nick Emmerson at (815) 632-9053 or at carpartysolicitations@gmail.com

Current car party information, including donations for this year’s event, is available on the the school’s Facebook page.

Funds from the annual car party have provided smartboards, a projection camera, computers, playground equipment, books, field trips and supplemental money for music, art, Spanish, physical education and computer classes.