Sacred Heart School looks forward to Gala

The annual Sacred Heart School Holiday Gala is fast approaching. The event will be held on Nov. 18 at the Berndes Center, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Many great items have been donated for this year’s auction, along with several class projects as well. Showing off some of the auction items are Sacred Heart students, front from left, Henry Hoeger, first grade; Gage Dutra, fourth grade; Addy Donovan, third grade; and Kaylee Lawrence, second grade. Back row, Claire Hogan, sixth grade; Harper Russell, kindergarten; and Alex Prull, fifth grade. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
Kim Brooks
Express Editor

     It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us. In keeping with that tradition, the 17th annual Sacred Heart School Holiday Gala is set for Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Monticello Berndes Center.

     The theme for this year’s event is “Winter Wonderland.”

     Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with the welcome and invocation at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. The live auction starts at 7:30 p.m.

     Many dedicated hours of hard work and planning have gone into the Gala thus far. This event plays a major role every year in the financial operations of Sacred Heart Catholic School. Income generated is crucial to carrying out the school’s mission. The Gala is an opportunity for families and friends of Sacred Heart to celebrate the presence, vitality, and tradition of Catholic education in the Monticello community.

     The generosity of those who attend allows Sacred Heart to continue their tradition of providing students, in grades preschool through sixth, with a Christ-centered education, focused on rigorous academics, service to others, and faith-driven leadership.

     Proceeds from the Gala provide tuition assistance to each family, purchase classroom supplies, and contribute to funding for special purchases and projects.

     With the success of the 2016 Gala, the school was able to install new energy-efficient lighting in all classrooms, and funded the 1:1 computer initiative, providing an iPad for each lower-elementary student and a Chromebook for each upper-elementary student.

     There are many great auction items on this year’s silent and live auctions:

     • 2005 Chevy Malibu

     • A condo in Branson, Mo.

     • Disney World passes

     • Overnight stays at a variety of resorts

     • Gift baskets

     • Tool sets

     • Great Jones County Fair concert tickets

     • Toys

     • Jewelry

     • Collectibles

     • Class projects

     • Reserved parking and seating for special church and school services

     • Hand-crafted furniture

     • Patriotic hand-pieced quilt

     • Beef

      • Pork

     • Gift certificates

     There will also be a $2,000 cash raffle offered in the following amounts: $1,000, $500, $250, $150, and $100. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Prizes will be awarded at the Gala, but you do not have to be present to win.

     To purchase tickets or donate toward the Gala, contact Sacred Heart School at 319-465-4605.


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