Kermesse! LNFI's end-of-the-year celebration!

Jun 01. till Jun 01.

Kermesse! LNFI's end-of-the-year celebration!

Join the LNFI community for Kermesse, a traditional French end-of-the-year celebration! This year’s Kermesse includes food, games, market, and silent auction! • Beat the Bucket • Popcorn • MN Zoo tickets • Tattoos • Bottle Bonanza • Hot dogs • Hungarian party • Face painting • Rubber ducks • Yoga gift card • Learn to make jam • Slime

June 1, 20182018-06-01T04:30:00 - June 1, 2018 2018-06-01T07:30:00
4:30 PM 2018-06-01T04:30:00 - 7:30 PM 2018-06-01T07:30:00
Lower Campus

Kermess will be Friday, June 1, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Lower Campus. Kermesse is a traditional, French, end-of-the-year celebration that’s fun for the whole family!

Punch Cards:

To purchase food and market items and to play the games or do activities, you’ll need to buy a punch card. Each punch is $.50. Purchase punch cards at the event or in advance. Buy punch cards online beginning May 21 at under “Upcoming Events” or send in check/cash and the information below to your child’s teacher by May 29. Pre-ordered punch cards will be at the will-call table.(Note: Silent auction and Great Gathering purchases will be paid for with check, cash, or credit.) For planning purposes, food and drinks will cost between 1 and 6 tickets, market items will cost between 1 and 10 tickets, and games and activities will cost between 1 and 4 tickets.

To purchase punch cards online, go to the Contribute page, scroll down to the "Donate" button (Contribute via PayPal), Type in the total value of punch cards you want to purchase and add comments in the box below the amount (example typed in below) that says “Add special instructions to the seller.” 

Advance-purchase punch cards by cash or check: A backpack flyer will come home with your child or you can download it under "Flyers and Other Information" (above, at right) and send in the flyer with your cash or check payment.

To purchase punch cards at the event: At the event, you can purchase tickets with cash, credit, or check.





Volunteer needs:

To volunteer at the event, go to This event includes classroom-created games, food, a silent auction (including great gatherings), a market of student-made items, and more! The success of this big event depends on our LNFI volunteers! Volunteers are needed to set up in the afternoon, run the activity and game stations, help with the silent auction and sale of Great Gathering spots, sell student-made marketplace items, sell food and punch cards (used to purchase food, games, activities, and marketplace items), and to clean up after the event. You can volunteer for just an hour or sign up for longer or more spots. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOLUNTEER!

Other ways to contribute:

Silent Auction

The event includes a Silent Auction, and we can use additional donations!

What is a silent auction? At a silent auction, adults bid on donated items that will be displayed in the gym or cafeteria. Whoever has the highest bid at the end of the evening “wins” the item! (Payment must be made at the time of purchase by credit card, cash, or check.)

Do you have an item or gift certificate to contribute to the silent auction or do you know of a business who could donate? Can you help collect donations from businesses? Drop items off in the Lower Campus Office or email by Friday, May 25.

Some of the donations already received include gift certificates or coupons to Breadsmith, the Minnesota Arboretum, R.F. Moeller Jewelers, Waterpark Passes to Metropolis Resort, Canine Coach, Foss, Swim School, and A Caring Touch Massage, just to name a few. All you have to do is ask! We can provide a donation request letter if you need one.

Great Gatherings

What is a Great Gathering? A Great Gathering is a fun event or experience that an LNFI family plans and hosts and other LNFI families pay to attend. For example, you pick the date to teach 5 adult/kid pairs how to make jam, invite 8 adults to your house and teach them how to tune-up their bikes, host a tie-dye party for a few families, or host a few adults to a special meal. The host decides who can attend (adults and/or children), how much each spot will cost, the date of the gathering, and pays for any supplies. Share your skills and talents! If you would like more information on how to host a Great Gathering, contact Paula at by Friday, May 25.