Fundraising Events

St. Francis School hosts several annual fundraisers that are enjoyed by the entire community! Keep up to date on upcoming events by following St. Francis School, Clearfield on Facebook or st.francisponies on Instagram.

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Fall Festival

Our 2024 Fall Festival is scheduled for Sunday, November 10, 2024.  The festival features many raffles and prizes, games for the kids, and delicious food too! Local crafters and vendors set up to sell their handmade items at the festival. The grand prize of the day is our $10,000 giveaway. Only 250 total tickets are sold, and the first ticket drawn wins $10,000. Then, five more tickets are drawn and they each win $500. Tickets can be purchased at the school or St. Francis Church offices. Call 765-2618 for more information.

Please check back here closer to the event for links for vendors and to purchase raffle tickets. You can also watch our Facebook page, St. Francis School, Clearfield


2022 Fall Festival Vendor Application

Open House & Turkey Dinner

To kick off Catholic Schools Week each year, we hold an Open House for anyone interested in St. Francis School.  Our current school parents and teachers are on hand to give private tours of the school and answer any questions.  This event is open to families with children of all ages, even if your child is too young to start school. We have a “Future Families” program that offers benefits for students who aren’t yet school age.

Although our open house is held on a Sunday we want to show prospective families a school that is alive and busy! So during the open house, we also host a turkey dinner fundraiser which is available for everyone. (click here for details: )  Also, our Knights of Columbus is hosting a Hoop Shoot in our gym starting at noon. Come and enjoy these events and see what makes St. Francis School such a special place to learn and grow.

Francis' Favorite Pets Contest

Each year, to honor our patron St. Francis of Assisi, the school hosts a pet contest. We also collect money and pet supplies for the SPCA.

A special blessing of the animals will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1st at 3:00 PM in the church parking lot. Everyone is invited to bring their pet for this!


Summer Fun and Cabin Fever Paddle Party (Quarter Auction)

Each year, we host two paddle parties – Cabin Fever in January and Summer Fun in July. These events are for adults and offer a fun night of food, drinks and prizes!

What’s a paddle party?  We have about 50 great prizes, valued between $25 to $50 each, including gift cards, theme baskets, lottery tickets, and more. Each prize is held up, and if you want to win it, you put a quarter in the pot and hold up your paddle. If your paddle number is called,  you win! It’s that simple and fun!

Our Cabin Fever Paddle Party will be held on Friday, Jan. 19, 2024 @ 7:00 pm.

Click here to view our Cabin Fever event page for more details or to buy tickets

Summer Fun Paddle Party will be held  in July, 2024 (date TBD)  Please watch the school’s Facebook page for details.


St. Patrick's Day Bazaar

Join us on Sunday, March 17, 2024 from 11 until 4 for our annual St. Patrick’s Day Bazaar. All of your favorite features are back, including the money raffles, theme baskets, and Chinese Auction. We will have plenty of games for the kids, and local craft vendors will have their items for sale. All of our delicious food will be available, and be sure to check out the incredible bake sale too!

Get your ticket for the $10,000 grand prize! Only 250 tickets are sold, and they are often sold out before the event even begins! Buy your ticket online at this link:  UPDATE:  TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT


Craft Vendors: Apply and pay online for your spot at this link:   or click here for a printable vendor application.

Contact the school at 814-765-2618 or email  for more information.

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PTO Fundraisers

Our PTO provides many educational and fun activities for our students and supports our teachers to help them provide the very best for their classes. To secure the funding for this, the PTO raises money through several events.

SFS Golf Tournament

PTO Officers

Our 2023/2024 PTO officers:  Erin Catherman, Vice-President; Shannon Kelly, President; Julee Welker, Treasurer.  Missing from photo:  Jamie Roos, Secretary

Mother Son Dance

The theme of our 2024 Mother & Son Dance is… Winter Wonderland!
Please join us on Sunday, Feb. 18th, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at St. Francis School. There will be a DJ, photo booth, refreshments, and a basket raffle. One ticket admits one mother and her son(s). Mothers, Grandmothers, and Mother-figures all welcome! This event is open to the public – everyone is welcome!
Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at:…/2deac2b8-9f74-47df-be34…
Check out our event page on Facebook:

Pony Trot 5K Walk/Run

Save the date:  May 4, 2024 for our Star Wars themed 5K! 

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Print a registration form here: 2024 registration form
Join us for this family-friendly 5K around Clearfield. Registration is from 7–8 AM and the race begins at 8:30. Everyone is welcome – from serious runners to families with strollers! Register early by April 19th to get a t-shirt and discount.
$20 – Early registration w/ t-shirt (Closes 4/19/24)
$15 – Early registration, no t-shirt
$55 – Early family registration, includes shirt for each family member (Closes 4/19/24)
$20 – Late or Day of race registration, no t-shirt included
$55 – Late or Day of race family registration, no t-shirts included
$15 – T-shirt only (must request by 4/19)
**The soft, tri-blend t-shirts are available for an additional $3 charge each
Business owners: Be a sponsor and add your business name to the back of our t-shirts. Contact the school for details. 814-765-2618 or
SFS Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament

This year’s golf tournament will be held at the Clearfield Curwensville Country Club on May 31, 2024.  This fun event raises a large portion of the PTO’s budget each year.

Registration for foursomes is $400 and includes a meal after the tournament. Click here for details and the registration form: Team Registration form 2024

Sponsorships are available for local businesses at many levels. Click here for details: Sponsor Options – Golf 2024

Take part in our Big Golf Raffle! Visit our event on Facebook: