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2016 DINNER AUCTION... April 30, 2016
Brittany Tutt (CT)
Bishop Hogan Memorial School hosted its 13th annual dinner auction fundraiser Saturday evening at the school. Funds raised through the event support the school's operation and educational needs.
The silent auction began at 4 p.m., dinner was served around 7 p.m., and the live auction began after dinner and carried on until after 10 p.m. Approximately 400 meals were served on Saturday. Dollar amounts on raffle tickets and the silent auction have yet to be determined, but according to Bishop Hogan Principal Pam Brobst, the live auction brought in over $55,000 which is more than the auction has raised in the recent past. There were about 58 live auction items and over 100 silent auction items, according to Brobst. "We feel very blessed with the outpouring of support and generosity that we have. We are very grateful and humbled," Brobst said. "There were so many people that contributed to the success of the auction and we are appreciative for every one of them."
The theme this year was the Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses with Catholic Education. The theme was represented throughout the school with decorations, and many who attended the event dressed to the theme. Women wore colorful dresses and big, fancy hats, and many men wore colorful suits with suspenders, bow ties and straw fedoras. The gym area (which was used for the dinner and live auction) was decorated with lights and roses, and the hallway was decorated to look like horse stables. After the bidders had the opportunity to bid on silent auction items, a catered meal was served by Hy-Vee. The live auction followed dinner, featuring the Mike Miller Auction Service. The top-dollar items that sold during the live auction were a one-week trip to Cancun, Mexico, donated by Rex and Mary Ellen Marshall, an autographed Kansas City Royals framed World Series base signed by Alex Gordon, donated by Frank and Mindy Stedem, a Kansas City Royals Suite donated by Farmer's Electric Co-Op, a Kentucky Derby and Bourbon trail trip donated by Scott and Deborah Lindley and family, and a one-week vacation in Daytona Beach, Florida, donated by Rolfe and Julie McCoy.
Brobst expressed appreciation to Rick Williams and Hy-Vee for sponsoring the meal and to Chad Hall (with assistance from Jeff Frampton) for preparing it, as well as to Mike Miller, Dave May and the Mike Miller Auction Service crew. Brobst also expressed appreciation to all the volunteers who helped put the event together, the businesses in the community who donated, as well as, community members, church members, and school families for their generous donations and for coming to the event and making purchases. "We will continue to give back to the community by producing spiritually and academically strong students. The support has been incredible, and we feel very blessed to live in such a generous and giving community," Brobst said.
Each family is required each year to donate a $100.00 item for the auction.
Thank you Melinda Kimmis for allowing us to use her window at Sophisticuts. Thank you to Katie VanHorn for putting the window together and getting it up. It looks AWESOME!
Parents were asked to submit photos for the dinner auction slideshow. Kim Kieffer put together a slideshow to be viewed at our dinner auction. You may go to the following link to upload your pictures. https://annejeschkephotography.smugmug.com/upload/wQzGnL/theraceison
The Kentucky Derby drawings by the students were awesome. These were displayed in the hallways during the dinner auction. We have used many of the pictures on thank you notes, but the winning drawings that we will print were made by Bryton BeVelle and Avery Baxter.