HOPE Dinner and Auction

Click here to view the 2019 auction booklet

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 3, 2020, Rooted in Faith - Building Community.   Please reserve the date and continue to look for more information going forward.  The evening traditionally begins at 4:00 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 University of Jamestown.  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 $100 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 [email protected]stjamesbasilica.org, or call St. John's Academy at 701-252-3397.


  A Heartfelt THANK YOU to all our 2019 Sponsors!

St. John’s Academy and the HOPE Dinner Committee sincerely thank
all sponsors for their tremendous support.  Their generosity helps over
 240 young students at St. John’s Academy.


Bob & Diane Heller - $3,000 (3)

SAINTS - $1,250

Knights of Columbus Council #1883 (24)

Williams Funeral Chapel (19)

Skin Care Doctors, P.A. Dr. Michael Ebertz (14)

Valley Plains Equipment (13)

Farmers Union Insurance (10)

Kirk & Janet Lanterman Foundation (9)

Haut Funeral Home (8)

Gary, Roger & Truman Haut

Scherbenske Inc. (8)

Wade & April Readel (5)

Bank Forward (2)

Jamestown Country Club (1)

Anderson Brothers (1)

Edward Jones – Pat Nygaard-Mitch Smyth (1)

ANGELS - $1,000

More From Orr Auction Service (28) 

Michael & Marilyn Smyth (20)

Jason & Meghan Braun (10)

PATRONS - $750

Unison Bank (28)

First Community Credit Union (27)

Don Wilhelm, Inc. (26)

Dr. William & Theresa McMillan (19)

Northwest Tire (11)

Professional EyeCare Centers, P.C. (10)

Les & Gina Horgan Family (7)

Frank & Jeannette Redlin (6)

Barb & Dave Hogan (5)

Paul & LaRissa Wiley (5)

  TMT Farms (5)

Marie Boyle (3)

Geni Holben & Kristy Sagaser - eXp Realty (2)


FRIENDS - $600

Wells Fargo Bank (27)

Dale & Cheryl Lende (25)

Linden Court Apts. – Reuben & Clarice Liechty (24)

Elks Lodge #995 (23)

Heinrich & Company (23)

Liechty Homes, Inc. (23)

The Medicine Shoppe (21)

Two Rivers Printing (20)

Cavendish Farms (18)

Judy Kulla (14)

Harty Insurance Inc. (11)

Newman Signs, Inc. (9)

Ottertail Power Company (9)

Schauer & Associates, P.C. (9)

Dick Carpenter (7)

Dakota Central Telecommunications (6)

FREEDOM Financial Group – Dave Falk & Jay Caldwell (6)

Brian Chandler, CPA (5)

Dacotah Bank (5)

Anne Carlsen Center (5)

Orn Family Dentistry (4)

Duane & Shelley Barth (2)

Stutsman Harley Davidson (2)

Mutchler & Bartram Architects, PC (1) 

(The number in parentheses represents the number of years the
has been a HOPE Dinner sponsor.)