2010 DINNER AUCTION… Saturday, May 1, 2010 – 7th Annual Dinner Auction
BISHOP HOGAN ANNUAL DINNER AUCTION RAISES $51,000 FOR SCHOOL
Constitution-Tribune, Monday, may 3, 2010
CT Photos/Catherine Stortz-Ripley
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.