St. Ann’s parish gathers for annual $10k dinner on Friday

The 35th annual St. Ann’s 10K dinner will be held on Friday evening in Port Norfolk. The event offers the opportunity for friends, family and neighbors to gather together to celebrate faith, community, and giving, keeping with the spirit of the Lenten season.

Together, supporters have raised more than $300,000 for programs and scholarships over the past 30 years for the youth and families of St. Ann Neponset.

“With the support of the St. Ann 10K dinner, our parish is able to offer much needed programs for families during out of school time,” said Linda Damatin, St. Ann Committee co-chairperson. “Through our initiatives, the children and families are provided with activities in an environment that is safe and nurturing.”

The committee’s goal this year is to raise $35,000 to benefit and sustain the Alice McDonald Scholarship, Vacation Bible School, CYO basketball and youth programs.

St. Ann’s 10K dinner will be held at Venezia Restaurant, 20 Erricson St., starting at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour followed by a buffet-style dinner accompanied by a slideshow reflecting the many years of 10K dinners, winners, and friends and supporters of St. Ann’s, music, raffles, and the chance to win $10,000 with a numbered ticket. Ticket holders who purchase their numbered ticket on or before Fri., March 22 will be entered into a drawing for a special prize to be given at dinner. A limited amount of numbered tickets – $150 includes a number for the 10K drawing and dinner – are still available. Companion dinner tickets are $50. Any and all donations are welcome.

“This fantastic event has been a critical support for the so many programs that help and encourage the youth of our area. There is a lot of behind-the-scene effort as well to make it a success and we should be so grateful to those who give their time and effort toward its success,” said Rev. Robert L. Connors.

For more information, please contact Paula Skalinski at 617-504-3664 or You may also pay online at