HOPE Dinner and Auction

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The HOPE Dinner and Auction is the largest fundraiser held yearly at the school and consists of many, many hours of year-round preparation by many volunteers and is a wonderful evening of fellowship, fine dining, and many silent and live auction items.  The first HOPE Dinner and Auction, an idea originated by then principal-Sister Dorothy Zeller, was a Spaghetti Supper and Auction held January 19, 1992 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

Join us for our Annual HOPE Dinner and Auction on Saturday, October 7th.   Embracing Traditions & Visions.   Please reserve the date and continue to look for more information going forward.  The evening traditionally begins at 5:00 pm with a social hour where guests can enjoy appetizers and live music while strolling through the hundreds of auction items. Dinner starts at 6:00 pm with prayer and meal catered by our Knights of Columbus.  Entertainment by the 2nd grade students of St. John’s Academy precedes the live auction, which have all been presided over by More From Orr Auction Services; Cliff, Val, Troy, Darron, Bev and Barb Orr; alumnus of St. John’s Academy. Tickets will be sold for $75 for each individual.  Sponsorships are available at the following levels:

  • $1,250 Saint level
  • $1,000 Angel level
  • $750 Patron level
  • $600 Friend level

If you can help support in any way, please contact Peggy Etzold, Development Office at 701-252-0119 or email Peggy at development@stjamesbasilica.org, or call St. John's Academy at 701-252-3397.

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  A Heartfelt THANK YOU to all our Sponsors!