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Roaring 20s Gala At Auction Fest

By Staff | Mar 29, 2011

A Roaring Twenties Gala will welcome guests to Auction Fest 2011 this weekend. This is the 23rd annual Auction Fest event to benefit Emmetsburg Catholic School.

Get a first glimpse of the Roaring Twenties at the Preview Party this Friday, April 1. The public is invited to stop at Corrigan Hall between 5 and 7 p.m. The party includes participating in the Chest of Chance, Half Chance, and High/Low Cards. Quilt Raffle, Luck of the Irish and Tractor Raffle are Friday and Saturday.

Auction Fest 2011 is Saturday, April 2. The evening begins with 5 p.m. Mass at Holy Family Church. The doors to Auction Fest open at 6 p.m. and the Silent Auction begins.

Kristie (Goeders) Hood is guest speaker before the 7 p.m. banquet. The Live Auction begins at 8 p.m., led by Joe Temme, an associate of The Auction Specialty Group, Omaha, NE.

Live Auction

There are 72 items on the Live Auction, ranging in value from $275 to $1500. And there are many items that are “priceless.”

One of the annual items is the Holy Family Street Sign. The highest bidder will have the privilege of naming the drive in front of the school, church and parish center for one year.

Emmetsburg Catholic School students take an active role in this fund raising event for their school. The third grade class has donated a wooden bench and firepit. The bench is decorated with wood burned symbols of faith designed by the students.

The fourth grade class has donated a Birthday Bash for ten kids. This package includes a private movie at the Riviera Theatre, a gift certificate to Pizza Ranch, a birthday cake made by Patty Schany, a 10-punch pass to the Smith Wellness Center, Emmetsburg Chamber Bucks and a gift certificate to Sol Salon for little girls to get their nails done or mom to pamper herself it is a party for boys.

Fourth graders have also donated adirondack chairs and table, which they painted “with love.” Kindergarten students hand painted a quilt rack, complete with fingerprints.

ECS sixth graders put favorite recipes in a cookbook and personalized an apron for their project. They will also make and deliver one-of-a-kind treats each month. Second grade students have put together a tailgating package. This includes a gas grill and utensils, gift certificate for meat, cooler, blanks and a bean bag toss game made by class members.

ECS fifth graders have more than one project. They have provided a 4-by-5 foot E-Hawk muscle bird fathead; and they have created their own square for a 3-by-3 foot Barn Art Quilt.

First graders donated a hand painted chalkboard table and chairs. Students decorated these items with original art and they have written and illustrated an original one-of-a-kind book that is included in the basket of games.

Caricatures of ECS eighth grade student was created by Erin Schany and donated to the auction by the class. An ECS class T-shirt quilt was made by seventh grade students. Sixth graders donated a Kitchen Aid mixer and Tastefully Simple products.

Silent Auction

Kids Corner silent auction items include six items donated by ECS classes. Eighth graders donated a Toy Story Basket and a Shrek basket, in addition to a Rainforest Caf Frog-Build-A-Bear. The Kindergarten class donated a Thomas the Tank Vehicle indoor plapy tent, Little Tikes Coupe shopping cart, and a Melissa and Doug Giddy picnic basket.

Country, Garden & Home auction items include a Polar RS100 Heart Rate Monitor and Stop Watch donated by the eighth grade class; and two tastefully Simple packages donated by the sixth grade class.

Each year the Irish Open Golf Tournament is played. Proceeds from the Irish Open have purchased a Fourth of July basket; an Easter Flag, Easter Table Runner and an Easter Egg Dish; a two-piece stackable wine rack with wine; and a Flip Flop Hanger with Pegs and a Flip Flop Basket.

Silent Auction areas include: Kids Corner; A Bit O’Green on the Holiday Scene; Pamper Me Please; Country, Garden and Home; Toys For Big Boys; and Services and Gifts. Team Spirit includes apparel and items from 60 colleges and universities.

Auction Fest 2011

Auction Fest is a huge undertaking that takes a lot of volunteers. Committee Board Members include Chad and Roberta Anderson, Brian and SueAnne Deitering, Marty and Jessica Geelan, Andy and Kim Joyce, Al and Julie Laubenthal, Scott and Teresa Murphy, Courtney and Kim Rouh, Jeremy and Melissa Theesfeld, and Jon and Corinda Walker.

Gifts of Cash have been donated by alumni, grandparents and friends in several categories, ranging from Irish Century Club to sponsors.

Local businesses contribute to the Emmetsburg Catholic School Hope certificate Program.