Pacelli preps for 44th annual Panacea

By Patrick Lynn

The premier event of the fall for Stevens Point returns to Pacelli High School on Sept. 7.

The 44th annual Panacea, a weekend-long carnival filled with rides, games, food, dance and more, is the Catholic school district’s largest fundraiser of the year. According to a news release from the district, 100 percent of the proceeds from the event are used to benefit the 800+ students in local Catholic schools.

Highlights of this year’s event include:

Plenty of food options will be available throughout the weekend. (Contributed)
  • Pacelli’s “Famous” Friday Fish Fry
  • Panacea 2018 Color Fun/Run Walk on Saturday, featuring both a 5K and one-mile course options. Limited to first 250 participants. Download the registration brochure at or call 715.341.2445. Register by Aug. 28 to guarantee shirt sizes.
  • New this year: Kids Corner from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday featuring a coloring contest, scavenger hunt, and athletic challenges by Velocity Clubhouse
  • Sunday Chicken Dinner catered by Bob’s Catering
  • Live Music by Blame it on Waylon, The Presidents, Rich Raclawski & The Keepers of Honky, and Cynor Classics
  • Central Wisconsin’s Largest Silent Auction
  • A&P Carnival Rides & Games with $20 Unlimited Ride Wristbands from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

This year’s main raffle, according to the release, is for a new 2017 Buick Regal, donated by Len Dudas Motors, or $20,000 cash, in addition to other cash prizes donated by the Wiskerchen Family. Tickets are one for $20, five for $50, or 20 for $100.

A cash raffle is also available, with 11 winners and prizes ranging from $100 to the $1,000 grand prize, donated by Check’s Muffler Center and Hoffmans Hobbies Sports. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10.

Tickets for both raffles are available at the Pacelli Catholic Schools Central Office, 1301 Maria Dr., or at the event throughout Panacea weekend.

Panacea will operate 4 p.m. through 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. through 11 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. through 6 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information on Panacea, visit or call 715.341.2445.