JosaFEST 2022

A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make JosaFest 2022 happen! 

Wow, what a weekend! A very heartfelt thank you to our 150+ volunteers who made JosaFEST a success by all measures! Volunteer Carolyn Johnson sums it up: "I watched everyone and everything as JosaFEST burst with increasing joy! It was a little foretaste of heaven!"
JosaFEST was made possible by our generous sponsors. We are grateful to them for their support and for everyone who came out over the weekend to enjoy some great food, beverages, music and fun with our community. 
If you see him, please thank JosaFEST Grand Master Jim Malooly, whose attention to detail and unshakable positive attitude made JosaFEST a wonderful community event enjoyed by parishioners of all ages. We are also grateful for Tom Bransfield who planned and led the festivities even though he and his family moved to the suburbs this summer. Last year's leadership team of Jim and Tom was complemented by Val Jalon who coordinated, cajoled, and supported volunteers to make for a smooth and low(er) stress weekend for all!
We would like to especially thank the SJS teachers for serving on Saturday and the following volunteers:
Jim Klatt - Weekend grill lead, power washed entire area, provided 2 fridges, carpentry
Joe Keller - Weekend beverage lead
Ada Gjepali - Saturday food prep and station lead
Shunt Madanyan - Sunday food station lead
Jill Stoller - Kid Raffle/Cake Walk lead
Meredith O'Neil - baked 6 dozen cupcakes
Karen Gerstner - JosaFEST logo
Jeff Jalon - Food runner, setup, cleanup
Sam Fortino - Gas runner / generator maintenance
Nolan Burke - donated and tended the beer truck the whole weekend! No long lines!
And these volunteers who worked 3 or more shifts over the weekend:
Laura Bassali, Maria White, David Zupko, Eric Sward, Katherine Cipolla, Shivam Potdar, Lito Vila-Garcia.
Everyone who stayed to Clean Up - they had to lift and move a lot of heavy things! Especially Jeff Jalon, Alejandro Pelc, Enrique Godinez, Christopher Smith and Charlie Kennedy.
We are also grateful to our SJS students and alumni who helped monitor the inflatables and did face painting.
Congratulations to our split the pot winner Joanne Gross!
And oh, by the way, we netted over $50,000! (Last year we made $35,000.) Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

Volunteer for JosaFest 2023

Our volunteers are the heart of this event and we couldn't do it without you. We are always looking for committee leaders to help plan and organize each year, as well as volunteers to help set up the week and days before, man stations during the event, and clean up afterward. No prior experience is necessary.
SJS families - your volunteer hours count toward school parent volunteer requirements! 
Questions? Contact: 
Jim Malooly at [email protected]