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Valentine's Day Dance on Feb. 11 Benefits Summit Dominican Nuns Centennial Campaign

The Dominican Nuns of Summit community with Sabina, their golden retriever. Credits: Maggie Yurachek

SUMMIT, NJ - The Dominican Nuns of Summit's Centennial Campaign will be the beneficiary of a Valentine's Day Dance held February 11 at The Academy of Our Lady of Peace, from 7 - 11 p.m.

Launched in 2014, The Centennial Campaign represents a $4 million fundraising campaign which will fund the construction of a 5,500 square-foot new wing at The Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary. To date, more than $3.3 million has been raised. The nuns hope of the nuns to break ground in 2017.

The renovation plans also include an expanded gift shop that will allow the nuns to more efficiently offer their handcrafted Seignadou Soaps, candles and a variety of woodwork and needlecraft gifts for sale, which will help towards their daily expenses. it will enable critical safety upgrades to be made to the 78-year-old building, and provide safe, handicapped access to the Chapel and Monastery.  

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“We are so close to our goal, and we hope that our Valentine’s Day Dance -- an evening that promises to be fun for all -- will help bring us even closer,” says Maryann Cocoziello, the Centennial Campaign’s Director of Development.

The Dance will feature the 'Infernos' show band, with reservations -- priced at $100 per person, and which include a 'fun food buffet' -- available by visiting This is a B.Y.O.B. event. For more information, contact, or call 201-452-4996.

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace is located at 99 South Street in New Providence.

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