Friends of Saint Edmond Ball nets $235,000
The 29th Annual Friends of Saint Edmond Ball was held on May 5th at the Starlite Village Best Western in Fort Dodge. The event raised $235,000 in net proceeds for the good of the Saint Edmond system.
“What a great night,” said Development Director for the school, Tom Miklo. “We had an outstanding crowd, probably just under 1,000 people who enjoyed a great meal, good music, fun entertainment and we raised a considerable sum for the benefit of our system,” Miklo added.
The evening began with social time, a buffet meal, musical entertainment by Flipside both live and silent auctions and the Heads or Tails game.
“As always, our supporters were very generous going into the festivities. Then we had a truly remarkable live auction and a very profitable silent auction as well,” Miklo said. “Probably the most exciting part of the evening for me was the participation of our young alumni. The under 30 crowd was out in numbers and they made their presence known by bidding on many of the live and silent auction items. This is so important because they are the key to the future success of this event and our school system. It was wonderful to see their involvement and a little humbling as well. We truly appreciated their participation.”
This year’s chair couples, Ben and Tabitha Acree and Keith and Jayne Kolacia, began the planning back in September of 2011. Their chosen theme for the event was “Our Children…Our Masterpiece” and, with the assistance of elementary faculty, crafted a number of items made by the elementary students for the live auction that went over in a big way.
“Our chair couples were terrific and a lot of fun to work with,” said Miklo. “Their diligence and commitment to the cause was first rate and we can’t thank them enough. They went above and beyond the call of duty with their ideas and incorporating of the students into the mix, a trend I hope to see continue,” he added. “We are grateful to all who supported the cause in anyway and pray that their support never lingers, because without it we will cease to exist.”
An annual highlight of the event is the tuition and car raffles. Following is a list of this year’s winners:
Grand Prize – winner’s choice of one of four auto’s Jim Lentsch Clare, IA
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