On Sept 16, the Arc of Hope board hosted a celebratory dinner banquet at Monastero’s Restaurant in Chicago. Fr. Simon Peter addressed a packed ballroom of supporters, updating us on the school’s progress and successes for the year. Father and the board also honored Fr. Jim Barrett, former pastor of St Joan of Arc of Evanston, IL, on the occasion of his retirement as a priest for the Chicago Archdiocese. In gratitude for his unwavering support of SJA Uganda during the time of its inception and early years, Fr. Barrett was given a copy of the plaque that now hangs in his honor on the Administration Building. The evening was full of fun and good will, and the funds raised exceeded the board’s expectations! Thank you to all!