Sacred Heart Gala helps support a local tradition

Sacred Heart Catholic School students were excited to show off some of the items the public will see at the Holiday Gala, Nov. 17. This year’s theme is “Flannel & Frost.” There are many items up for auction on Saturday, as seen here. Front from left are Mackenzie Ide, Elliott Chapman, Lily Hall, Otillie Farrowe, and Jaxon Repsel. Back row, Aedan Althoff and Mayra Wilson. (Photo by Kim Brooks)

This 2006 Polaris Ranger 4x4 will be one of many items on the live auction at the Sacred Heart Gala on Nov. 17. The Polaris is gently used and donated by a local man who used it for “Sunday jaunts.” Bids can be left ahead of time at the Sacred Heart School Office. (Photo by Pete Temple)

     Final plans are coming together for the 18th Sacred Heart School Holiday Gala. The theme for this year’s event on Saturday, Nov. 17 is “Flannel & Frost.”

     Festivities will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. at the Monticello Berndes Center. The Gala’s “seated dinner” of prime rib or chicken chardonnay is finished with an array of homemade desserts.

     The highlight of this fun event is the auction. With both a silent and live auction and a host of unique items, there is always something for everyone – a perfect opportunity to do some holiday shopping. Just a sampling – a Polaris Ranger 4x4 (gently used), a condo in the Ozarks, overnight stays at Wisconsin Dells, several sports event tickets, dinners, furniture (vintage and handcrafted), jewelry, toys, holiday items, gift baskets, and amazing class projects.

     Proceeds from the Gala are used for tuition assistance, technology updates, textbooks and classroom supplies and other operating needs. This year, the Booster Club hopes to update the security system at the school entrance. This is the school’s major fundraiser and its success plays a major role in continuing the tradition of Catholic education in the community – a tradition that will celebrate 100 years in 2022.

     Sacred Heart School families and staff are so grateful to people and businesses in Monticello and surrounding communities for their generous support of the Gala and the school, and encourage students to give back by being active in community service projects.

     Tickets for the Gala are still available through the school office at 319-465-4605. On Saturday, Nov. 17, the public is invited to an open house from 3-4 p.m. at the Berndes Center. Bids can be left on auction items at that time also.

     “Flannel & Frost” is a great way to get in the spirit of the holiday season.


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