Franciscan Sister Mary Ann Tupy shares on a 150th Celebration at St. Francis Convent, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Saint Francis Convent celebrated the Community’s 150th Anniversary with an Open House Sunday, August 25th. Prior to the event the Sisters volunteered to be on different committees. One group designed and organized the invitations that were sent to Sisters relatives. This committee also designed a prayer card insert for the invitations. The invitations and inserts contained the logo designed by Sister Mary Victoria Koenig.
Another group was in charge of collating and organizing all the photos and photo albums collected over these past 30 years. They created a welcome board and displayed the photos for all to enjoy. A third group was in charge of planning and selecting the food for the Open House. It was decided to have ice cream sundaes with some snack mix and veggie trays.
A fourth group worked on plans for a possible tree planting in honor of our 30 years and 150 years.
The Open House, which took place between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. August 25, was a huge success. Around 120 people attended. Each guest was gifted with a homemade bookmark and special pen to mark the occasion. Comments that day and after were very positive. Families expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to celebrate with us and see our wonderful facility.