Marquette Catholic High School will host its annual Homecoming Block Party and $50,000 Mega Raffle drawing Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Alton Knights of Columbus Hall, 405 E. Fourth St.
“We had over 500 people attend last year including alumni, current and past parents and friends of Marquette,” said Mary Hough of the Marquette Development Office. “This year we have improved our food choices significantly with a combination of meat entrées, salad, pasta and appetizers from local restaurants. Entrées with a salad or pasta are only $5, while appetizers are only $3. We don’t look to make a profit on food, we just want to provide a fun night for the Marquette family.”
Marquette has secured one of St. Louis’ best bands in Queens Blvd. and will draw the $50,000 Mega Raffle winner at 10 p.m.
Food options include shredded BBQ chicken sandwiches, bratwurst and chicken wings on a stick from Schwegel’s, salad from Castelli’s at 255, pasta cavatelli from Chez Marilyn’s, toasted ravioli from Johnson’s Corner, Swedish meatballs from Bluff City Grill, pretzels and cheese from Main Street Brewery and spinach and artichoke dip with homemade pita chips from Roper’s Regal Beagle.
“We have a much larger tent this year to accommodate everyone and the band,” Hough said. “Food will be served starting at 6 p.m., Queens Blvd will play from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and we will draw the Mega Raffle $50,000 winner at 10 p.m., leaving plenty of time for guests to attend the Homecoming Coronation at 10:30 p.m.”
The Mega Raffle has been going well, according to Hough, and is at 92 percent of the goal with only a few days to go. Tickets can be bought online at www.marquettecatholic.org/megaraffle or in person at the school. Tickets are $50 or buy two, get one free.