Dinner Auction 2014

2014 DINNER AUCTION… April 26, 2014

Bishop Hogan Event Raises $60,000
CT April 28 2014

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.

CT Photo Catherine Stortz Ripley

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
CT April 25, 2014


C-T Photo / Courtnie Cranmer

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.

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