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Notre Dame de Sion – 38th Annual Gala

March 2nd was the date for Notre Dame de Sion’s 38th Annual Gala, which was held at The Abbott. The festive event featured a “Noir et Blanc” theme. Partygoers dressed in black and white cocktail attire and enjoyed cocktails, a delicious dinner, silent and live auctions, and bourbon and cigars, in addition to champagne and slippers, on the rooftop with a beautiful view! Proceeds support Notre Dame de Sion Schools.

Ryan Richard and Alumna Justine Uryasz Richard, Frank and Ann Uryasz, Dr. Ashley Uryasz, and Tim Uryasz


Joe Houlehan and Alumna Katherine Bontrager Houlehan


(Front row) Alumna Meagan Meiners Doyle, Alumna Sarah Ismert Calini, Gaby McClure, Kris Townsend, and Dannah Chambers (back row) Sean Doyle, Karl Calini, Jason McClure, Jason Townsend, and Jeff Chambers


Carolyn and Patrick Seago

Featured in the April 20, 2024 issue of The Independent.


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