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  • St. Ann's Charity Auction Event

  • What once started as a small school fundraiser has flourished into a highly-anticipated community event.

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  • What once started as a small school fundraiser has flourished into a highly-anticipated community event.

    Doors will open for the St. Ann's Charity Auction Event at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14. As an adult-only event, those attending this year's auction will not be found wanting in unique and high-quality items. The community is invited to step “Through the Garden Gate,” to enjoy heavy hor d'oeuvres, wine and beer (cash bar) Keltoi wine tasting, and both live and silent auctions to benefit the St. Ann's School and Parish.

    “It's so much fun bidding on items in the silent auction, because you can try to beat your friends,” said Heidi Gilligan, one of the organizers for the event. “There's something for everybody.”

    Among the many items up for auction are trips to Seagrove Beach, Fla., Doral in Miami, Fla., and Red Lodge, near Yellowstone National Park in Montana. There will also be artwork by Andy Thomas, Larry Glaze, April Davis, Tricia Courtney, Brett Skinner and Debbie Reed. A 46-inch flat screen television, a Dell laptop, an Ipad2, jewelry, furniture, a golf bag, are just some of the other items available to the highest bidder. The auctioneer for the event will be Danny Hensley.

    “I'm so excited to have this event back,” said St. Ann's School Principal Bonnie Schaeffer. “It's a great time to fellowship.”

    The Knights of Columbus, the PCCW women's group and the St. Ann's School join forces to make this event possible to benefit the 76 students who attend the school and the St. Ann's Parish.

    “It's a great, fun atmosphere for what we all feel is a worthy cause,” said Chris Kennedy, organizer for the event. “The school is non-denominational, our school's doors are open to anyone of any faith.”

    The event will be located at 1156 Grand Ave., Carthage. Tickets are $25 a person. The public is welcome, but must be 21 years old to attend.

    Items up for bid

    Seagrove Beach, Fla., trip

    Doral in Miami, Fla., trip

    Red Lodge, Mont., trip

    46' flat screen TV

    Dell Inspiron 15R laptop


    Rocky Marciano Tribute

    Murder Mystery Party at Historic Phelps House

    1-year Carthage Municipal Golf Course membership

    Branson getaway


    Golf bag

    Utility trailer

    Half beef: locally raised, hormone, antibiotic-free, 100% angus


    Andy Thomas art

    Larry Glaze art

    April Davis art

    Tricia Courtney art

    Brett Skinner art

    Debbie Reed art

    Casino party at Historic Phelps House

    Progressive Christmas dinner party

    Adult scavenger hunt

    Guys “shoot out” party

    Girls Bunco party

    Awesome steak package

    Bourbon / wine tasting party

    30-06 Mossberg rifle

    .22 Mossberg rifle

    NFL and college jerseys

    Flight lessons at Mizzou Aviation

    Custom stain glass art

    Holiday décor

    Dancing with the stars signed prints

    Gourmet baskets

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