St. Paul’s cancels New Year’s Eve fundraiser

Pictured, left to right, (bottom row) are Theo Clark, Blakely Schnur and Claire Byars; (middle row) Levi Shikle and Jace Holderfield; and (top row) Braxton Bates, Maeleigh Holderfield, and Jack Adams. (St. Paul’s)

CULLMAN, Ala. – St. Paul’s Lutheran School traditionally holds two large fundraisers each year- the New Year’s Eve fundraiser and the Alumni & Friends Dinner and School Auction in the spring. The school depends on them to help maintain operations throughout the school year that aren’t covered by tuition; however, after much consideration, the school has canceled its Back to the 80s New Year’s Fundraiser.

“Over growing community concern with the increase of COVID cases, we’ve decided that it would be in the best interest of all to pass on gathering this year,” St. Paul’s Director of Creative Services Emily Trahan said Monday morning. “We know so many families are taking precautions this holiday season to stay safe and healthy. We have been blessed at St. Paul’s Lutheran School to be able to offer traditional school throughout the year. This is made possible in part by our support staff’s daily cleaning and disinfectant fogging of classrooms, hallways, gyms and any other shared spaces. Our children have done an exemplary job of utilizing our mobile hand sanitation stations, wearing their masks and washing their hands.”

Continued Trahan, “Our students carefully watch our fundraising thermometer and like to help fill it in when a donation has been made. The students recently had an Alabama v. Auburn coin drop that raised almost $300 and got a kick out of it when we were able to add more red to our thermometer. If you normally consider going out for New Year’s but have decided to stay in this year, we would be greatly appreciative of any donation that you would be comfortable making.”

To make a tax-exempt donation to St. Paul’s Lutheran School, mail your donation to 510 Third Ave. SE Cullman, AL 35055. Donate online at