MCHS will have the annual Marquette Homecoming Block Party from 7 until 11 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Alton KC Hall. A food and beer tent will be available, and live music will be provided by Paint the Earth, a St. Louis-area band voted one of the area’s best bands through the Riverfront Times.
ALTON — The annual Marquette Catholic $50,000 Mega Raffle is in full swing, with nearly 50 percent of the ticket sales goal already attained.
MCHS Principal Mike Slaughter explained the purpose of the event.
“Marquette operates without any taxpayer support, and we don’t charge in tuition the actual full cost of attendance,” Slaughter said. “While 98 percent of our students go on to college, more than 50 percent of them also receive financial aid while attending Marquette.
“The annual gap between the revenue from tuition and fees and the actual cost to educate all students is more than $600,000 annually, or $1,450 per student. Through the support of our current parents, the community, our alumni and past parents, we make up that gap through events like the Mega Raffle. It allows us to meet the needs of our students and faculty and continue to support our mission of providing a first-class college prep education.”
An additional $10,000 in cash prizes are available. Ticket promotions include “buy two, get one free” and are available for $50 each through the Marquette Development office, students and parents, or online at www.marquettecatholic.org/megaraffle. The drawing will be held Saturday, Oct. 4.
Parents of current Marquette students are entered in a separate drawing for one year of free tuition when they sell 10 tickets.
Also on Saturday, Oct. 4, MCHS will have the annual Marquette Homecoming Block Party from 7 until 11 p.m. at the Alton KC Hall. A food and beer tent will be available, and live music will be provided by Paint the Earth, a St. Louis-area band voted one of the area’s best bands through the Riverfront Times.
The winner of the raffle will be drawn during the event.
For more information, visit the website at www.marquettecatholic.org.