With an order to teach at the school secure, the parish worked in earnest to finish building the school. There were not presentations for loans to banks, business and organizations. Rather, as recalled by Mrs. Betty Dolan, Fr. Albrecht told the parish groups such as the Zita’s Guild (a strong women’s group of the parish) that money was needed, and the parish raised it. How? Well, the traditional way with parishioner donations, bake sales, etc. But more creatively was the Thanksgiving Feast, held a few days before Thanksgiving Day. The parish sold tickets and set up for the huge event under a canopy of oaks where the present day City Hall sits. Approximately two thousand people came to the event, which at that time, was much of the Folsom community. And it wasn’t a “cold meat platter” affair. No, the parishioners “bussed” hot turkeys in from Roseville restaurants, which had larger ovens to cook the big birds. When turkey ran low, a call (remember no cell phones!) went out to Roseville to send more hot turkeys. Potatoes, vegetables and even pie for dessert were included. Mrs. Dolan remembers trying to coordinate 300 pies coming in from all over the parish with some deliciously baked and others needing a bit more time in the oven. Once over, parishioners hauled chairs, tables, cooking utensils, etc. back to where they belonged. One of the biggest headaches was trying to find the rightful owners of all the pans, cooking utensils and pots. The events were financial and social successes and soon the parish had money to buy the material needed to build the school. The contractor for the school and convent was John Otto Construction, Sacramento, CA.