Barn Dance and BBQ Supper

Come One, Come All to the Barn Dance for Haiti!

Please join us for this family-friendly social event on Saturday, April 27 in the parish hall from 5:30 to 9 p.m. (including dinner)! The dance is being organized as a fundraiser for our Haiti Partners, to continue funding student scholarships for Haitian nursing and therapy students, and for sponsoring a Haitian ‘Monitrice’ who assesses children and gives advice about nutrition and family health in rural areas of Haiti.

What is a barn dance, you ask? Traditionally held in barns, but now held in any building designed for large group events, a barn dance is an informal social gathering for the purpose of dancing in circle, square, and line formations to lively traditional tunes. A caller walks people through the dances and then prompts them in time with the music. No prior dance experience of any kind is required, but if you’re not up for dancing, come watch the fun and listen to some great music!

We have assembled a star-studded line-up of well-known local musicians who will be performing live for the dance including Alan Kaufman (fiddle), Ruth Rappaport (guitar), Joel Wennerstrom (banjo), and Gian Criscitiello (bass). In addition, St. Paul’s very own Tony Parkes will be the caller and Judy Criscitiello will also be on fiddle!

This promises to be a fun-filled evening for all ages! Ticket are available at, $25 Adult ($30 at the door), $10 Child, $65 Family Cap.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, please mail checks, made payable to St. Paul’s with “Haiti” in the memo line, to St Paul’s, 100 Pine Hill Road. Our Haiti outreach partners include:

-FSIL, the only 4-year nursing school in Haiti.
-FSRL, the only 4-year occupational and physical therapy school in Haiti.
-Children’s Nutritional Program of Haiti, which works to eradicate malnutrition in Haitian children.