DINNER AUCTION ARCHIVES
2014 DINNER AUCTION... April 26, 2014
Bishop Hogan Event Raises $60,000
CAPTION: Bishop Hogan Memorial School's gymnasium was transformed into the French Quarter Saturday evening as the school's annual fund-raising dinner auction took on a Mardi Gras theme. This year's event brought in around $60,000 for the school.
The hallway, gymnasium, and classrooms of Bishop Hogan Memorial School had a Mardi Gras atmosphere as the school hosted its 11th annual dinner and auction Saturday night. The dinner and live auction took place inside the French Quarter which, at other times, is the school's gymnasium. Jazz music selections were played throughout the evening, and guests were treated to a Cajun-style catered meal. Dollar amounts have yet to be completely finalized, but organizers anticipate net proceeds to be around $60,000. Around 350 people attended the event.
Hundreds of donated items were placed in classrooms for the silent auction portion. The live auction followed dinner, featuring Mike Miller, David May, and the Mike Miller Auction team. Top selling items were a Limited Edition Henry Goldenboy .22 Rifle donated by 4-D Guns and Ammo, Jim's Welding and Construction LLC, Jim and Lendy Donoho, and Jim and Linda Donoho; a KC Royals suite (vs Mariners) for 20 people donated by FEC; and a backyard BBQ for 20 people featuring Hy-Vee's Jeff Frampton donated by Art and Mary Louise Haynes. Funds raised through the event support the school's operation and educational needs.
Chris Strub and Hy-Vee supported the event with the meal, Jeff Frampton prepared the meal, Tom Tingerthal of KCHI provided the music, and Mike Miller Auction conducted the live auction.
RECAP FROM BISHOP HOGAN SCHOOL: Thank you! The evening's meal, sponsored by Hy-Vee and prepared by Chef Jeff Frampton was excellent - from the mouth watering steak & fish to the yummy praline dessert. The servers did an awesome job at getting everyone served. Thank you, Kathy Baxter, for organizing them. The school was decorated with a Mardi Gras theme; the gym was transformed into the French Quarter with a chandelier created by Ellen Buckner and Tammy Moore. Guests could walk down a New Orleans street and visit the silent auction rooms. Thank you to the decorating committee for creating the ambiance of New Orleans. Thank you to Belinda Bower in making sure that the school was sparkling clean and Roger and Debbie Comer for the music arrangements for the classrooms. Thank you to Toby Minnis and Angie Huwar for scheduling the room monitors and directing the workers. The auction team of Mike Miller and David May did an extraordinary job auctioneering our major items. Kristie Cross did a phenomenal job as the evening's host. Approximately 350 people attended the 11th Annual Dinner Auction. There are so many other people that should be thanked for the jobs they did to make that night so spectacular. Everywhere you looked, volunteers were doing their part to help. A special thanks goes to those who worked so hard behind the scenes: Chairperson Ashley Isaacs, Ellen Buckner, Heather Deshayes, Amy Montgomery, Marla Laidler, Mary Garr, Jill & Brent Barnett, David Bailey, Teresa Hicks, Kathy Baxter, Mary Higgins, Denise Toole, Samantha Graves, Angela Huwar, Alice VanDyke, and Tyna Richie. We appreciate the family donations that you brought in. Some even enlisted the help of relatives! Thanks to all the people and businesses that donated items for the auction and the newspaper and radio for their advertisement. We could not do a Dinner Auction as grand as this without everyone's help. Thank you!!
Bishop Hogan Preparations
CAPTION: Maggie Pfaff and Kennedy Kieffer help prepare the centerpieces for Bishop Hogan's 11th annual dinner/auction. Bishop Hogan students are a big part of helping prepare for the auction because they know how much it benefits their school. The dinner/auction, held this Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Bishop Hogan Memorial School, will be "Mardi Gras" themed and will be host to a silent auction, dinner, and live auction. Tickets may be purchased at the school, at Lauhoff Jewelry, or at the door Saturday.
2013 DINNER AUCTION... April 27, 2013 - "Rolling Out the Red Carpet For Catholic Education".
Event Raises $55K
CAPTION: Auctioneer Col. Mike Miller takes the stage at Bishop Hogan Memorial School's dinner auction Saturday night. Principal Pam Brobst estimates the 10th annual event was attended by 400 people and raised around $55,000. Those funds will help serve the school's 70 students.
Bishop Hogan Memorial School held its 10th annual dinner auction Saturday night. Administrative Assistant Linda Drummond considers the event a success and says it wouldn't have been possible without the support of the community. "It just amazes me the people that come together from start to finish to help us out with the donations, the decorating, the meal, the serving and working the rooms," Drummond said. "They just all pull together to transform the school into an event. It felt like you were walking out of a small town into a big town event."
Principal Pam Brobst echoed Drummond's sentiments and thanked all the people who made Saturday night special. "I want to thank everyone who donated or purchased items during the auction," Brobst said. "I especially want to thank Mike Miller Auction Service, Dave May and their entire team; Brian Wills, Jeff Frampton and the Hy-Vee team for an elegant meal; and Tom Tingerthal for the sound and music." In addition to raising funds help serve the school's 70 students, Brobst said it was equally important to host an event that brought the school and the community together. "Seeing the good time everyone had made it all worth it," Brobst said. "It's really important to us that everyone comes together and enjoys the evening. We're really blessed to live in this community."
SCHOOL NOTES: Approximately 400 celebrities attended the Red Carpet event Saturday for the 10th Annual Dinner Auction. The evening's Hy-Vee catered meal prepared by Celebrity Chef Jeff Framptom was exquisite, from the mouth watering steak & shrimp to the decadent raspberry cheesecake. The servers sported red bow ties made by Marti Quinn. The school was decorated with the Hollywood Red Carpet Theme with photos of the Bishop Hogan Stars (students) hanging throughout. Leslie Holland, Ellen Buckner, Tammy Moore, Debbie Potts and Denise Toole won Best Production Design and Set Decoration. Belinda Bower was awarded Best Visual Effects for her role in making sure that the school was sparkling clean. Roger and Debbie Comer won the award for Best Music for the music arrangements for the classrooms. Best Directors were Toby Minnis and Emily Constant for scheduling the rooms and directing the workers. Best Photography went to Leslie Holland and Mary Higgins for the evening's photo shoot. The Oscar for Best Actor went to Mike Miller and David May for an extraordinary job playing the parts of auctioneers for the evening. Kristie Cross did a phenomenal job as the evening's host. There are so many other people that should be thanked for the jobs they did to make that night so spectacular, such as: Alice VanDyke, Jeanne Hinkebein, Rosie Smith, Maureen Erwin, Mary Bonderer, Doris Pfaff, and Becky Garrison for their help behind the scenes; all the people and businesses that donated items for the auction; and the newspapers and radio for their help getting the word out about the auction. We could not do a production as grand as this without everyone's help.
Annual Dinner Auction
CAPTION: Bishop Hogan Memorial School students Kennedie Kieffer (left), Riley Brobst (center) and Hannah Haakonstad (right) turn fans into film reels in preparation for this Saturday's dinner auction at the school. The theme of the 10th annual dinner auction is "Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Catholic Education."
The 10th annual Bishop Hogan Memorial School dinner auction will take place Saturday at the school in Chillicothe. This year's theme for the dinner is "Roling Out the Red Carpet for Catholic Education." Students, instructors and community volunteers have been preparing for the event since December. Bishop Hogan Principal Pam Brobst said this event is important not only to help support the school financially, but also to bring together the church and school communities. She believes the success of this event could not be possible without this unification. "We don't get state funding for any of our operations," Brobst explained. "It really helps the next school year. It brings together the church and school, and the community, together for a unified purpose. That's the reason we can have such a huge undertaking is because we have that involvement of the church and school family, and the generous community."
An array of large items will highlight this year's live and silent auctions including a John Deere lawnmower, week-long stays at popular vacation destinations in the area, a Mother's Day suite at a Kansas City Royals baseball game, season passes to Chilli Bay Water Park and much more. The meal, catered by Hy-Vee, will feature maple glazed hickory smoked shrimp, flame roasted top sirloin, quartered roasted potatoes, salad and an Asiago breadstick. White chocolate raspberry cheesecake will be served for desert.
Doors will open at 4 p.m. Saturday for the silent auction. The first silent auction room will close at 6:30, with additional rooms closing in 20-minute increments. The live auction is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are available at Bishop Hogan Memorial School for $8 or at the door on Saturday.
Thank you to the volunteers that came in! It is reassuring to know that all we have to do is ask, and our school families and parish families come to help. On Friday, April 26, after Mass, we will have the students help carry in tables, bring the merchandise over from the Academy Building, put up the tables and chairs in the gym, etc. Come and help us transform Bishop Hogan from a school to a Hollywood Red Carpet Event. We will take any and all who can volunteer on Friday. What doesn't get done on Friday will be finished Saturday morning beginning at 9:00. The doors will open at 4:00 p.m. on the 27th, and the fun will begin!
Special thanks to Heather
Deshayes, Leslie Holland and Pam Brobst for
Fun Project for the Dinner Auction
Bishop Hogan Memorial School (660) 646-0705
April 28, 2012
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2011 DINNER AUCTION... Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 8th Annual
Event Tops $52,000 for School
The "California Gold Rush" Auction featuring "The Lonesome Dove Rangers" (Mike Miller Auction Service) at Bishop Hogan's annual dinner auction Saturday evening brought in $2,350 for the top item of a Kansas City Royals suite for one game donated by FEC.
The hallway, gymnasium and classrooms of Bishop Hogan Memorial School took on a western atmosphere as the school hosted its eighth annual dinner and auction Saturday night with the theme "Happy Trails." The entry way was appropriately decorated with a wooden fence and cowboy hats, and a balloon entry way led to the gymnasium where dinner was served and a live auction took place. Prior to the meal, guests meandered through the hallway and classrooms where they could place bids on hundreds of items up for sale in the silent auction. After dinner, the live auction took place.
The event benefits Chillicothe's only Catholic school and this year's dinner and auction brought in $52,300 through table sponsorships and the auctions. Money raised pays for the direct operational costs of the school and funds about 12 percent of its operating expenses, according to Father Tom Hermes, principal of Bishop Hogan School and pastor of St. Columban Catholic Church. More than 315 people attended Saturday's event, and there were 34 table sponsors - with all tables available for sponsorship being taken.
Generosity from the donors as well as the bidders flowed freely throughout the evening. "With the economy not as robust as in the past, people are still extremely generous with both their donations as well as those who came and purchased the items that were auctioned," Hermes said. From the decorations and the table sponsors to the auctioneering and bidders, Hermes said he appreciated all the hard work in the preparation for the evening. He made special mention of Hy-Vee Food Store, which donated and fully catered the meal.
"We always have a great time," he said, noting that the event traditionally attracts people from a large cross section of the community. "They are not just Catholics, but all members of the community and that is a great event to see." The top item sold was the use of a Kansas City Royals suite for one game. The item was donated by Farmers Electric Cooperative and sold for $2,350.
2010 DINNER AUCTION... Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 7th Annual Dinner Auction
HOGAN ANNUAL DINNER AUCTION RAISES $51,000 FOR SCHOOL
CAPTION: Guests at Bishop Hogan's annual dinner auction get a close look of a gun displayed by Sheila Ealey, who helped with the auction. The event raised around $51,000 for the school.
The hallway, gymnasium and classrooms of Bishop Hogan Memorial School took on a Polynesian atmosphere as the school hosted its seventh annual dinner and auction Saturday night with the theme "Island Dreams." The entryway was festively decorated with palm trees, coconuts and balloons and led to the gymnasium where dinner was served and a live auction took place. Upon arrival, guests received the traditional Hawaiian greeting of floral leis.
Prior to the meal, guests meandered through the hallway and classrooms where they could place bids on hundreds of items up for sale in the silent auction. After dinner, the live auction of 68 items took place.
The event benefits Chillicothe's only Catholic school and this year's dinner and auction brought in around $51,000 through table sponsorships, the auctions and a drawing. Money raised pays for the direct operational costs of the school and funds about 12 percent of the school's operating expenses, according to Father Tom Hermes, principal of Bishop Hogan School and pastor of St. Columban Catholic Church.
CAPTIONS: Around 350 people attended the annual dinner and auction to raise funds for the operating costs of BH Memorial School. Auctioneer Mike Miller donned a Hawaiian shirt, lei, and grass skirt as he worked the auction. Clerks ring up the total for buyers at the end of the auction.
Bishop Hogan Crusade Raises $58,000 for School
CAPTION: Dressed in a tunic reminiscent of the Renaissance period, Paul Ealey seeks out bidders in the crowd gathered for Bishop Hogan's Crusade for Education benefit dinner and auction Saturday night. More than $58,000 was raised with all funds going to the direct operational expenses of the school.
C-T Photo / Paul Sturm
Community members gathered to join a crusade for education at Bishop Hogan Memorial School Saturday night which featured a catered meal and a fund-raising auction to benefit Chillicothe's only Catholic school.
Decorated in a Renaissance theme with lighted conical hats and feather toppers on each table, the school's gymnasium set the stage for an successful event which brought in more than $58,000 for the school. "The students and community of Bishop Hogan would like to thank the many individuals and businesses who made this event a great success," said Father Tom Hermes, principal of Bishop Hogan School and pastor of St. Columban Catholic Church.
More than 300 people attended the 6th annual event.
Preparations for 2009 Dinner Auction...
May 2, 2009
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Preparations for 2008 Dinner Auction...
Hey! Guess who's turning 50? I can hear you bidding on who it is, but the bidding will actually take place at the Bishop Hogan Dinner Auction on April 12, 2008! This year's event will be quite a party - a birthday party - since BHS is celebrating our school's 50th anniversary. The dinner auction's theme is "Guess Who's Turning 50?" and it will be a real golden celebration with a silent auction, dinner, and live auction. So mark your calendars. This is an event you won't want to miss. I know I won't! Sheila Ealey, is our table ready?
April 12, 2008
auction items! Great food! Great FUN!
Dinner Auction Raises $70,000
Generosity was flowing freely at the third annual dinner auction for Bishop Hogan Memorial School Saturday night. The event, which is the largest annual fund-raiser for the school, netted $70,000, which is $20,000 more than the amount raised last year.
C-T Photo / Paul Sturm
"The generosity of the people was astounding to me." Tom Hermes, pastor
To say that the third annual dinner auction for Bishop Hogan Memorial School Saturday evening was a success may be somewhat of an understatement. The event, which is the largest annual fund-raiser the school holds netted $70,000 - a whopping $20,000 more than the amount raised during last year's installment. Father Tom Hermes said he was more than surprised by the dinner auction's success. "It more than exceeded my expectations," Hermes said, adding, "The generosity of the people was astounding to me. The support for the school in this community is great."
He attributed the night's success to the hard work of the event's organizers and volunteers and the sheer excitement surrounding the auction. "This being my first year here I noticed a great mixture of people from throughout the community and a great deal of generosity from the store owners and contributors in the community," Hermes said. Over 300 people attended the event, which featured a silent auction, a catered dinner, and a live auction with Col. Mike Miller and David May. The theme was "Evening With the Stars."
Some of the highly sought after items on the live auction proved to be the coin collections donated by Father Larry Spiechienger, a former pastor at St. Columban Catholic Church, a trip to the Lake of the Ozarks and a catered dinner at the church rectory for three couples with Bishop Robert Finn, Bishop of the Kansas City and St. Joseph Diocese.
The event started at 5 p.m. with the silent auction and continued with the dinner and live auction which featured 84 items - the last of which sold at around midnight. All funds raised through the event go into the school's general operations fund.
2004 DINNER AUCTION
Bishop Hogan Dinner, Auction Gross Over $40,000
C-T Photos and Article, Paul Sturm & Cathy Stortz-Ripley April 20, 2004
The Bishop Hogan Memorial School dinner and auction fund-raiser which was held at the school on Saturday brought a crowd of around 300 and raised more than $40,000 which will be used for school operations.
C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley
The Bishop Hogan Memorial School dinner and auction which was held at the school on Saturday, was a big success bringing in a over $40,000. According to Jean Hinkebein, Bishop Hogan principal, this is the first year for the dinner and auction. "It was way beyond what we ever expected," she said of the event. "We're going to plan for next year."
A crowd of over 300 showed up to support the school at the dinner and auction. All proceeds from the event will be used toward school operations. "We had a wonderful crowd and it all went beautifully," she said. Hinkebein said that the school usually has several small fund-raisers to raise money for the school, and this year school officials decided to do a larger fund-raising event. She reported that the school plans to continue with the dinner and auction, making it an annual event, and not do so many small fund-raisers. Next year, school officials will begin planning the event probably in August and will be getting extra help for next year's dinner and auction, according to Hinkebein.
"The biggest thing is the support of the community," she said. The community was outstanding."
The event began with a social hour and a silent auction. During the silent auction, several categories of items were set up in different school classrooms. Approximately 300 items were donated to the silent and oral auctions by different vendors and individuals.
Dinner was served by Bishop Hogan officials and was donated by Hy-Vee, Graves Menumaker Foods and Wonder Bread. Following the dinner, the oral auction began. Auctioneers for the oral auction were Mike Miller, Doug Bonnett and Dave May who all donated their time to support the school.
Caption: Dave May served as one of three auctioneers at the Bishop Hogan Memorial School's dinner and auction which was held on Saturday. Over 300 items were donated by local vendors and individuals and were sold during a silent auction and an oral auction. More than $40,000 was grossed at the fund-raising event. Other auctioneers who volunteered their time were Mike Miller and Doug Bonnett.
C-T Photo / Paul Sturm