Celtics Bring Out the “FUN” in Fundraising

NEW LENOX (September 28, 2016) – Providence Catholic concluded its Annual Fall Harvest Drive in early September. Through the hard work of students, parents, teachers and patrons who supported the school, this year’s Fall Harvest Drive generated more than $355,000. To celebrate this success, the entire student body enjoyed the traditional spirit-filled Harvest Drive Olympics at the conclusion of this drive.

Several events took place, including dodge ball, tug-of-war and an obstacle course. The Olympics concluded with the annual pie-in-the-face-of-a-faculty-member; this year’s selection was Fr. Rich Young, O.S.A., Theology teacher.

The 2016 Harvest Drive top-selling student was senior Meghan Morrissette of Joliet and the top selling PCHS siblings were the Walsh family (senior Frank and sophomore Jacob) of Elwood.

Following the Olympic celebration, Dr. John Harper, Principal, drew eleven raffle tickets and named the $10,000 Grand Prize winner along with 10 other winning tickets totaling $5,000. All top-sellers and raffle winners are posted on the Harvest Drive page of the PCHS website.

The Harvest Drive got its start in 1968 as a way to attract community support to the financially struggling high school.  It is estimated that more than $7 million has been raised to support Providence Catholic High School since its inception.  All proceeds from the Harvest Drive are used for student support programs.

View All Harvest Drive Photos via Burns Photography


Jamie O’Brien
Director of Communications

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