St. Mary of the Assumption School is seeking donated items for their annual “Mardi Gras Dinner, Dance and Auction” fundraiser. Businesses and individuals interested in donating services or items for the auction should call the school at (805) 925-6713 or drop off the donations at the school from 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

The Mardi Gras Dinner, Dance and Auction is the school’s largest fundraiser. The focus for this year’s fundraising will be reading programs and school infrastructure.  The fundraiser also helps St. Mary’s keep tuition affordable.

“St. Mary’s school has been a part of the Santa Maria community for almost 75 years,” said Michelle Cox, the school’s principal. “Our students are everywhere.  They have become the foundation of Santa Maria from community leaders to business owners to volunteers and even the mayor.  Mardi Gras is our largest fundraiser and plays a vital role in ensuring we continue to provide outstanding programs.”

A wide array of donations will support Mardi Gras.

Examples of services include: gardener, event planning, dental, legal, web page development, medical procedures, optometry, fitness/personal training, printing, real estate sales, handyman, beauty salon, hunting/hiking/fishing guide, carpet cleaning, auto maintenance, advertising, architecture…

Examples of items include: travel (airline tickets, hotel room, vacation rental), technology, dinners, jewelry, household, landscaping, photography packages, office supplies, backyard/BBQ, outdoor/camping, pet items, beverages, art…

For additional information contact Michelle Cox at 805-925-6713 or email