Special Fundraising Events

Fundraising Events

Summer Fun Paddle Party

Beat the summer heat with a night of awesome prizes and fun with your friends!  Our Summer Fun Paddle Party/Quarter Auction will feature a variety of gift baskets, prizes, gift cards, and more that you can win for as little as 25 cents! Join us on Friday, July 28th @ 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00.

Admission price of $5 includes one paddle, and additional paddles may be purchased for $2 each. Most auction items have a 25 cent bid, but a few more expensive prizes may have 50 cent minimum bids.

Tickets are available in advance from St. Francis School or church offices, and tickets are also available at the door.  You can also purchase tickets online at this link: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/ce892872-e457-4225-b027-e6a06a1f912b 

Bidding is optional for all items. You can bid more for prizes that you really want, or choose to opt out of bidding for things you aren’t interested in. The more you bid, the better chance you have to win.

Guests are welcome to bring their own drinks and snacks. Adult beverages are permitted, so please be responsible.  Make it a couples’ night out, a fun date night, or a Mom’s night out without the kids! This event is for adults only – no children please.


 Please call 814-765-2618 for information, or email sclancy@stfrancisclearfield.org.


St. Patrick’s Day Bazaar

Join us on Sunday, March 19, 2023 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!
Contact the school at 814-765-2618 or email sclancy@stfrancisclearfield.org  for more info or to get your ticket.

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Craft Vendors – UPDATE:  All craft and vendor spots are filled for 2023. Thank you for your support!  (Please note, spaces are limited and filled in the order completed applications with payment are received. See the application for details.)

Here are some examples of theme basket prizes from previous bazaars.


Fall Festival

Our 2023 Fall Festival is scheduled for Sunday, November 12, 2023.  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.

If you are interested in being a vendor at the festival, please click here to download a vendor application:

Fall Festival Vendor Application 2023





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!

See this year’s pet contestants by clicking here:

2022 Francis’ Favorite Pets Contestants

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.

Dine-Out Nights

Approximately four times per year, the PTO invites everyone to “dine out” at a selected area restaurant. In turn, that restaurant donates a portion of everyone’s total bill back to the PTO. In the past, Buck’s Pizza, Mabel’s, Burger King, and Pizza Hut have all generously participated in these events.

**Burger King Dine-Out Night:  Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 4 – 8 PM @ Clearfield Burger King  Burger King Benefit Night details

Pony Trot 5K Walk/Run

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Join us for this family-friendly 5K around Clearfield. Registration is from 7:00 – 8:00 AM and the race begins at 8:30. Everyone is welcome – from serious runners to families with strollers!
Register early to get a t-shirt and a discount. Click the link to register: 
Link will be added closer to the event
$20 – Early registration w/ t-shirt
$15 – Early registration, no t-shirt
$55 – Early family registration, includes shirt for each family member
$25 – Late or Day of race registration, no t-shirt included
$60 – Late or Day of race family registration, no t-shirts included
$15 – T-shirt only (must request by 4/29)
**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 sclancy@stfrancisclearfield.org.

Golf Tournament

This year’s golf tournament will be held at the Clearfield Curwensville Country Club on June 2, 2023.  This fun event raises a large portion of the PTO’s budget each year.

Registration for foursomes are $400 and include a meal after the tournament. Click here for details and registration form: 2023 SFS Golf Team Registration form

Sponsorships are available for local businesses at many levels. Click here for details: 2023 SFS Golf Business Sponsor information

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Mother/Son Dance

Everyone is welcome to join us for our 7th Annual Mother & Son Dance at St. Francis School on Sunday, February 19, 2023 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Donation of $20 admits one mother and her son(s). All ages are welcome to attend this fun evening. Our theme is “Ready, Set, Glow!”  Some glow accessories will be provide, but everyone is encouraged to wear or bring your own glow gear too!

Please bring a plate of cookies to share. 

Advance tickets will be available at St. Francis School, St. Francis Church, Jim’s Sports Center, and Zalno’s. Tickets may also be purchased at the door or you can get your digital ticket online using this link: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/64dea2d1-b562-4391-bde7-4c273c73c718

For more info, please contact the school at 814-765-2618 or visit the event page on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/44shLDKzq