015 DINNER AUCTION… April 25, 2015
Bishop Hogan Dinner Auction Tops $60,000
By CATHERINE STORTZ RIPLEY (CT)
April 27, 2015
CAPTION: Bishop Hogan Memorial School’s gymnasium was transformed into a Las Vegas scene as the school’s annual fund-raising dinner took place Saturday evening. This year’s event brought in around $60,000 for the school.
Bishop Hogan Memorial School ‘hit the jackpot’ Saturday night with a crowd of generous people gathering for the school’s 12th annual dinner and auction Saturday evening. The hallway, gymnasium, and classrooms of the school had a Las Vegas atmosphere with the theme of “Hitting the Jackpot with Catholic Education.” The dinner and live auction took place inside the Diamond Room which, at other times, is the school’s gymnasium. Music was played throughout the evening, and guests were treated to a catered meal. Dollar amounts have yet to be completely finalized, but organizers anticipate net proceeds to be around $60,000. “We are overwhelmed and grateful for the huge success of our dinner auction,” Brobst said. “There were so many people who contributed to that success. We truly appreciate every one of them, including our fantastic community, church and school family. We are very blessed.”
The evening saw its biggest crowd in recent years and had a record-setting 425 meals served. The dinner was donated by Hy-Vee. Hundreds of donated items were placed in classrooms along the “Las Vegas Strip” for the silent auction portion of the event. The live auction followed dinner, featuring the Mike Miller Auction Service. The top-dollar items selling during the live auction were a 2-story Cedar Summit Premium Play Set and a Kansas City Royals Suite for 20 people. Each sold for $2,400. Other big ticket items were vacations, a diamond ring, a hand-crafted white oak vanity and mirror, and a Ruger rifle. The top class item sold was an outdoor MU metal sign from the school’s kindergarten class. A Las Vegas voucher, in the amount of $1,000, was won by Chuck Haney.
Brobst expressed appreciation to Chris Strub and Hy-Vee for sponsoring the meal and to Jeff Frampton for preparing it, as well as to Mike Miller, Dave May and the Mike Miller Auction Service crew. Funds raised through the event support the school’s operation and educational needs. “The success of the event is very important to our school and its future operation,” Brobst said. “It was a great night.”
“Hitting the Jackpot with Catholic Education” will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015. This event has a Las Vegas theme so feel free to dress up or come as you are to be present at Chillicothe’s largest party! Tables in The Diamond Room (main auction area) will seat 8 people. A dinner will be served to each person at the table along with a complimentary bottle of wine.
Here’s the schedule of the evening’s extravaganza…
4:00pm Doors Open & Silent Auction Begins on “The Las Vegas Strip”
3 Kiosks will feature a unique item for which you can purchase a ticket for a drawing.
These tables will close at 6:15pm.
Silent Auction featuring 6 rooms filled with tantalizing items.
They will begin closing at 6:30pm.
“The Palms” Silent Auction also begins.
This special silent auction area will feature “elite” items. It will remain open until 7:30pm.
6:00pm “The Diamond Room” dining area opens and guests will be escorted to their tables.
6:30pm Sponsored Dinner Begins Featuring “The Famous Celebrity Chef” Jeff Frampton & the catering team
7:30pm “Diamond Room” Main Stage Live Auction Begins Featuring the unparalleled (Mike Miller Auction Service)