RSM Schools name their gym for the 2022-2023 school year

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Jerry and Marlene Harpenau with the new gym banner.
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The name for the Remsen St. Mary’s gym for the 2022-2023 school year will be the Jerry & Marlene Harpenau Family Gym!

Jerry and Marlene were the top bidders at the 31st Annual Friends of St. Mary’s Ball back on April 23, coming in at $12,000. “This is one of the highest amounts ever received from the annual Naming of the St. Mary’s Gym Auction. I got goosebumps hearing the dollar amount rise,” said Sarah Garvin, Director of School Advancement. These funds will be used to help support the school’s overall expenses and greatest needs.

Remsen St. Mary’s Schools would like to not only thank Jerry and Marlene for their generous donation in purchasing the gym, but for their overall support year after year. “We are truly blessed!” added Garvin.

Jerry and Marlene Harpenau with their family and the banner.
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“St. Mary’s holds a special place in our hearts. My grandfather, father and Jerry’s mother attended St. Mary’s. Jerry and I also attended along with our eight children. Some of our grandchildren have also graduated from St. Mary’s. The academics and teachers are impressive. We love cheering on the different teams in all of the different sports. We plan to continue to take those front row seats on the bleachers for many more years. GO HAWKS!” said Marlene Harpenau.

The new banner hung in the RSM gym.
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