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Out & About: St. Benedict Education Foundation's Sunset at the Barn

Dawn Law
| Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, 9:00 p.m.
Event committee members, (from left), Clyde Snyder, Jack Cherubini, Angelo DeMezza and Jim Laffey, gather for a photo during the sixth annual St. Benedict Education Foundation Sunset at the Barn, held at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve in Unity Township on Saturday evening, August 20, 2016.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Event committee members, (from left), Clyde Snyder, Jack Cherubini, Angelo DeMezza and Jim Laffey, gather for a photo during the sixth annual St. Benedict Education Foundation Sunset at the Barn, held at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve in Unity Township on Saturday evening, August 20, 2016.
(from left), Bob and Karen Roth join Karen and Mike Stewart for a photo, during the sixth annual St. Benedict Education Foundation Sunset at the Barn, held at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve in Unity Township on Saturday evening, August 20, 2016.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Bob and Karen Roth join Karen and Mike Stewart for a photo, during the sixth annual St. Benedict Education Foundation Sunset at the Barn, held at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve in Unity Township on Saturday evening, August 20, 2016.
(from left), Dale and Darlene Latimer, join Fr. Robert Keffer, O.S.B. and Orlie Ferretti for a photo, during the sixth annual St. Benedict Education Foundation Sunset at the Barn, held at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve in Unity Township on Saturday evening, August 20, 2016.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Dale and Darlene Latimer, join Fr. Robert Keffer, O.S.B. and Orlie Ferretti for a photo, during the sixth annual St. Benedict Education Foundation Sunset at the Barn, held at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve in Unity Township on Saturday evening, August 20, 2016.

Around 5 p.m., the sky opened up and poured on preparations for Sunset at the Barn Aug. 20 at Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at St. Vincent College in Unity.

Organizers of the benefit for theSt. Benedict Education Foundation scrambled to remove table settings from the patio.

“We were all soaking wet,” Carmen Eisaman said. “We greeted guests with umbrellas.”

By the 7 p.m. start, the clouds had cleared and the sun put on a glorious show as it set, just as it has during Sunset at the Barn for the past six years.

“We said Mass, and everything cleared up,” Eisaman said.

There were drinks, food stations and jazz with saxophonistJames Boggs. Auction items included a wooden tea cart handcrafted by Dr. Angelo DeMezza, a European cruise and stained glass artwork by a Benedictine monk.

The St. Benedict Education Foundation raises money for scholarships for students at Sant' Anselmo, an international Benedictine university in Rome.

Seen: St. Vincent president Brother NormanHipps, Chuck and Nancy Anderson, Karl Eisaman, Susan Boggs, John and Mary Lou Blahovec, Mary Catherine Motchar, Eric and Michele Bononi, Marc and Lisa Poole, Tim and Diane Rennie, Vince andPatty Quatrini.

Also, Brother Andre Melli, Jerry and Nancy Davis, Bill and Phil Dymond, David and Maryann Klinger, Pam DeMezza, John andMalinda Sherid, Jack and MaryAnn Cherubini, the Rev.Benoit Alloggia, Mike and Karen Stewart, Father Paul Taylor, Richard andJoanna Stillwagon, Carmen andPaula Pedicone, John andGretchen Kline, Rob DePasquale and Joe Jamison and Susan Ciarimboli.

— Dawn Law

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