The roots of Christmas @ St. Rose can be traced back thirty-plus years ago to three parishioners who performed the necessary background work to start up the operation, gathered a team of like-minded volunteers, and opened the first tree lot in 1985.
Since then the St. Rose Christmas Fundraiser has grown and evolved, adding a Christmas Shoppe, wreath decorating, poinsettia plants, and a children's shoppe. From its beginning this fundraiser has been, and continues to be, a 100% volunteer effort – nearly 300 dedicated parishioners each year – with all proceeds contributed directly to St. Rose.
As a parish based event, Christmas @ St. Rose is a great opportunity for community building, bringing individuals and families together in camaraderie. It also serves the broader community, many of whom return year after year to purchase their Christmas tree and other holiday goodies.
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