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2023 Carnival

We are so excited the Carnival is back this year! The day includes rides, games, music, and fun. As usual the Knights of Columbus are putting together a nice meal and the 7th grade snack stand is back! Mark your calendar for the Carnival on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 from noon to 9:00 pm. For those of you who have not had a chance to experience it yet, the Carnival takes place on the last day of school and begins at 12 Noon. We request/require all families to volunteer 2 hours. Carnival parking is available on the tennis court lot. Additional parking is available in the surrounding area, subject to the Des Peres police “no parking” signs.


Golf Cart Raffle
Purchase tickets to win a beautiful street-legal golf cart with a 48- volt 150AH lithium battery, extended roof, rear seat, lift kit, custom MODZ stitched seats, built-in on-board waterproof charger and 14" gladiator wheels. Tickets are $100 each or 5 for $450 and can be purchased at Only 500 tickets will be sold.
Parking Spot Raffle
Buy a chance for a prime parking space during the St. Clement Carnival! Raffle tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets. Raffle forms for parking need to be turned in by Monday, May 15th.  Winners will be announced in the Thursday, May 18th school newsletter. Extra forms are available in the office or download a form using the link below. Questions? Please call Liz Paspalas at (757) 636-1537.

Schedule of Events

Inside Activities:
1:00 to 4:15 p.m. - First qualifying round
4:30 to 6:00 p.m. - Second qualifying round
Finals are at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Show off your basketball free throw skills! One booth ticket allows for five shots.

There are two age groups for this contest:
    • 5th grade and under
    • 6th grade to adult
Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.
    • 5th grade and under - $25
    • 6th grade and over - $50
1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Finals begin at 6:00 p.m.

Try your luck at the Putting Hole-in-One contest. One booth ticket allows for three puts. A $50 cash prize awarded to the winner.
Noon to 2:00 p.m.

The snack stand will be open inside the cafeteria

Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Both will serve hot dogs, nachos, pretzels, candy, drinks, and other treats! All proceeds benefit the 7th grade class.
Outside Activities:
4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
$12 per adult / $8 per child
Bring family and friends to enjoy a delicious meal prepared by the Knights of Columbus.
Meal includes your choice of entrée, two sides, drink and dessert.

Entrée options:
BBQ Ribs with hickory brown sugar sauce
Honey Lime Glazed 1/2 Chicken
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Hamburgers/Cheeseburger/ Hot Dogs

Macaroni and Cheese, Baked Beans, Corn on the Cob,
Vinegar Coleslaw, Salad with Ranch
5:30 p.m.
$50 per team or $25 per person
Two per team
(please bring cash or a check)

Join us for the third annual parent Cornhole Tournament outside near the field. To register, please
email Jim Hietter at [email protected] or you can register the day of. Anyone wanting to play without a teammate will be paired up at random (having a team is NOT required!). Winning team takes half the earnings, half goes to school. In case of inclement weather, the tournament will be held inside the gym and begin at 6:30pm.

Parent Volunteer Signup
The Carnival is a success because of you, our parent volunteers. Each school family is required to sign up for one hour per child at St. Clement, with a maximum of two hours per family. You have the option to help set up the day before or volunteer on the day of the Carnival with indoor games (in the gym), ticket booths, or hair spray etc.  The teachers kindly work the first shift from Noon to 1 p.m. Our Carnival would not be possible without your time and dedication. Thank you for your help!

Ticket Order Form

Tickets and wristbands for rides, booths and dinner may be purchased in advance by downloading an order form and returning to either the school office or to Liz Paspalas (at the address shown on the order form).
Wristbands are $35 for ALL-DAY and $25 for HALF-DAY (Good for 4-9 p.m. ONLY). Ride tickets are $18 for a sheet of 24 tickets (rides are 2-5 tickets per ride). You do not need tickets for rides if you purchase a wristband. Students in grades 1-8 will receive their pre-sale wristbands from their teacher in their classroom on the day of the carnival. Students in PK, JK and Kindergarten will receive their wristbands from their teacher in the cafeteria between 12pm – 1pm. Any student that did not pick up their wristband from their teacher can pick it up at the outside ticket booth. Pre-sold ride tickets and wristbands for non-St. Clement students will be available for pick up at the outside ticket booth on the day of the carnival. Wristbands and ride tickets will not be available before the day of the carnival. Wristbands and ride tickets are non-refundable. 
 Booth tickets are $1 each.
The Knights of Columbus will be serving a delicious dinner outside from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dinner tickets can be purchased using this form or the day of the carnival. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children.

Sponsorships and Donations

The Carnival is always one of the Parish’s most exciting events of the year, and is also one of the largest fundraisers. Specifically, this year our fundraising efforts will support a comprehensive security audit for the school and enhanced security measures within the school. We ask for your help to make these improvements a reality with a tax-free donation:

Friend of STC $250
Blue and Gold Circle $500
Principal’s Circle $750
Pastor's Circle $1,000 and above
Please make your check payable to St. Clement Carnival and return by mail to the address below:
St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church
Attn: Carnival
1510 Bopp Road
Des Peres, MO 63131
You may also drop off  your check at the Rectory office. We ask that all donations be made by May 8, 2023. If you wish your donation to remain anonymous, please indicate that in the memo portion of your check.