Dinner Auction 2013

2013 DINNER AUCTION… April 27, 2013 – “Rolling Out the Red Carpet For Catholic Education”.

Bishop Hogan Event Raises $55K
A crowd of around 400 people helped one Chillicothe school raise more than $55,000 this weekend.
April 29, 2013 CT

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.

10th Annual Dinner Auction
Bishop Hogan Memorial School hosts a red carpet affair.
Updated Apr. 24, 2013

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
putting the items in the Chamber window for Bishop Hogan. They did a
great job as, did the students. Please stop by and see it!

Fun Project for the Dinner Auction
We had a really fun time this week getting the students dressed up in old-time costumes and taking their pictures. You can’t imagine the changes in the students in these photographs! All the photographs will be on display at the Dinner Auction; some will be “specialized” and on sale for $5.00 each.

Bishop Hogan Memorial School (660) 646-0705

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