In 1974, a newly formed St. Malachy Parents Club held a fundraiser where 200 tickets were sold for $26 and the winner received a NEW CAR! Hence the iconic name "Car Party."

From the early days of the banquet room of The Deck (complete with new car sitting poolside) to Stoney Creek Inn, the Car Party has become the signature fundraiser of the school. The event is now held in the St. Malachy Parish Hall in Geneseo, Illinois.

Car Party sells 200 draw-down tickets and the winner takes home an amazing prize of $10,000. In keeping with the Car Party tradition, in lieu of the monetary prize, a car voucher in the same amount can be issued to purchase a car at dealer cost at Turpin Motors of Geneseo, Illinois.