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Friends Weekend 2019

Thank You!

Thank you so much to those who contributed so much time an energy to this year’s event. We especially thank our committee members who have been meeting for months. Thank you also to all volunteers who gave of their time and energy to help make this a great event.

We would like to thank our Restaurant Sponsors for this year:

  • Artango
  • Atlantic Bar and Grill
  • Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits
  • Barba Yianni
  • The Budlong Hot Chicken
  • Calo
  • Cardonas
  • Fireside
  • Fork
  • Gloria Key
  • The Grafton Irish Pub
  • Harvest Time
  • Isla Pilipina
  • La Villa
  • Lou Malnati’s
  • Miseracordia
  • Monti’s
  • Mrs. Murphy & Sons
  • Noon-A-Kabob
  • Rainbow Cuisine
  • Spacca Napoli

We would like to thank our Brewers who generously donated for FOTC:

  • Alarmist
  • Aleman Brewing
  • Burnt City Brewery
  • Begyle
  • Dovetail Brewery
  • Half-Acre
  • Middle Brow
  • Square Kegs Home Brew
  • Temperance
  • Spiteful
  • Urban Renewal
  • Twisted Hippo
  • Ravina Brewing
  • Eris
  • Illuminated Brew Works
  • North Shore Cider
  • LaGrow
  • Old Irving

Please extend your gratitude by patronizing these sponsors and thanking them personally for their support of St. Matthias!

Auction Items still available for purchase!!  Please visit to see some of what is still open for you to enjoy, including:

  • Le Crepiere – Crepe Class – November 16, 2019 ($40/2 people)

  • Friends of the Grain – March 21, 2020 ($150/person)

  • Leap of Faith – 02.29.20 – ($75/person)

  • BBQ Bob at Edgebrook Golf Course – Saturday, June 27, 2020 ($125/family)

  • Boil and Broil – August 22, 2020 ($150/person)

  • Paddle Raise for St. Matthias School – Let’s dig down deep and help support the good work of our soon-to-be wall-to-wall IB School!!

Again, our very sincere thanks for all the help and support that were given to make our 20th Anniversary Friends of the Grape a successful fun- and fund- raiser for our community of St. Matthias!