Renovation of the Auditorium & Bob Frye Gymnasium

In 2019, St. Peter’s Parish & School began the final phase of the Preserving Our Past, Securing Our Future Capital Campaign. This phase focused on the renovations of the high school auditorium and Robert Frye Spartan Gymnasium.

The overall project included $850,000 – $900,000 in estimated project costs. Approximately $380,000 were considered high priority needs and focused on renovations to the auditorium and replacement of the original seats. In 2019, St. Peter’s addressed these top priority needs and we now have a beautifully renovated auditorium.

To help raise funds needed to make this project a reality, we have offered our parishioners, alumni, parents, and friends the opportunity to purchase a seat and dedicate to a family or a loved one. More than half of the 566 seats have been sold and provided more than $137,000 in revenue to help us complete the first stage of work.

Officially the Capital Campaign has ended, but you can still purchase a memorial seat for your family or a loved one. All funds raised from the memorial seat campaign will go to fund the lower priority needs in the auditorium and gym.

Generations of students made many memories inside the walls of this auditorium and gym. We owe it to the next generation of students to give them a facility in which they can build memories of their own.

The seating chart below shows what seats are still available in the auditorium for purchase.

$382,000
FUNDED & COMPLETED!

  • Demolition of seating
  • Scaffolding
  • Plaster repairs
  • Painting (Ceiling & Walls)
  • New flooring
  • New seating
  • Upgraded fire alarms/emergency lighting
  • New railing

Projected Cost – $170,000

  • Update/renovate electrical for theatrical lighting.
  • Build new platforms at the back of audiorium for sound and lighting stations.
  • Repair/replace gym skylight system
  • Paint gym walls.

Projected Cost: $300,000

  • New curtains (Back curtains only)
  • New projector, screen and control system
  • Install air conditioning for auditorium
  • Repair gym HVAC units.

Projected Cost: $80,000

  • Replace Gym Floor

Other Gift Opportunities

Gifts of any amount can make a big difference!

In addition to the Memorial Seat Project, other major gift opportunities exist. Donors can help underwrite the cost of a sound system, lighting systems, curtains, AV equipment. The Development Office will be happy to discuss those opportunities.

As we saw in the first two phases of the campaign, small gifts do make a big difference! $20, $50 & $100 individual gifts do add up and make just as much impact as a $50,000 gift.

Every dollar and every individual gift will help us reach our goal and allow us to continue our mission of Catholic education.

Make Your Gift

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Class Seats Pools

Progress to $500 Goal / Number in parenthesis shows the total contrbutions for that class to the campaign, including individual seats purchased by alumni.

1945 – $1,200 (2 Seats)
1947 – $20
1948 – $100
1949 – $10
1950 – $120
1951 – $25
1955 – $200
1956 – $100
1957 – $100
1958 – $1205.00 (2 Seats)
1959 – $500 (1 Seat)
1960 – $275
1962 – $100
1964 – $535 (1 seat)
1965 – $100
1966 – $160
1967 – $25
1968 – $100
1969 – $1450 (3 Seats)
1970 – $250
1971 – $2,129 (4 Seats)
1972 – $600 (1 Seat)
1973 – $3,000 (6 Seats)
1974 – $1, 100 (2 Seats)
1976 – $100
1979 – $1,100 (2 Seats)
1981 – $375
1983 – $428.65
1985 – $500 (1 Seat)
1988 – $100
1990 – $50
1993 – $600 (1 Seat)
1995 – $550 (1 Seat)

1998 – $500 (1 Seat)
2004 – $325
2006 – $150
2010 – $50

Auditorium Seating Chart & Availability

Memorial Gift Plaques

Want to see what has been put on plaques to date? You can view our spreadsheet here. If you have any questions, please email Jason Crundwell or Cheryl Gurski.