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Holy Rosary School Celebrates 132nd Anniversary – Daily Democrat

Welcoming families and alumni from across the community, Holy Rosary School celebrates its 132nd anniversary with its annual “Fleur de Lis” dinner and auction on Saturday evening at the school.

According to Dottie Pritchard, who is helping plan the event, the school is celebrating its 132nd anniversary and 31st fundraising dinner at this year’s Fleur de Lis dinner and auction.

The event begins at 5 p.m. at California Street School.

Now the oldest Catholic school in Yolo County and the third oldest in the Sacramento area, the school was established in 1886 by the Holy Cross Sisters of South Bend, Indiana, according to Pritchard.

“Known then as Holy Rosary Academy, the school was located on Main Street in a beautiful three-story Victorian-style structure and has become one of North Central California’s best-known educational landmarks,” said Pritchard. “Tragically, a fire swept through the timber frame building in October 1952, causing the Academy to close. The school, however, was quickly rebuilt and renamed Holy Rosary Parish School, relocated to 505 California Street.

Today, Holy Rosary School serves students from kindergarten through eighth grade and holds accreditation from the Western Association of Schools Colleges and the Western Catholic Educational Association.

The school’s community center will open at 5 p.m. for refreshments; dinner and an auction to follow.