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Time for St. Paul Auction

Table reservations are filling up for the St. Paul Lutheran School dinner auction. With the theme “St. Paul Place”, the evening of April 30 will take on a “Monopoly” game feel. A number of items have been donated for the silent auction, which begins at 5 p.m. in addition to items for the oral auction, set to start at 7:30 p.m. Also returning this year are the popular “class baskets”.

This is the tenth year for the auction, which raises money for a “wish list” of items compiled by the school’s staff. Last year more than $35,000 was raised at the event. Tickets are available for $20 per person with tables of eight. At press time less than 30 tables remained open for the event. The deadline to register is April 19.

Two special tables are up for bid at this year’s event. The winning bids seated at the “Boardwalk” and “Park Place” tables will enjoy their dining experience with fine china, silver, a beautiful centerpiece as well as their own personal “wait staff” for the evening. Reservations and bids for these tables must be received by April 15, with the winners notified one week before the auction.

“We have already received a very nice bid on the table,” said Michelle Daniel, one of the event organizers.

The silent auction items will be placed around the school in the classrooms, with a theme for each room. “Confectionery Place” will feature food items. Donations so far include a variety of cakes and pies along with gift certificates to restaurants around town. “Marvin Gardens” will feature men’s items, “St. Gem Place” will be women’s bath and body products as well as jewelry, “Vintage Place” is to have clothes, handmade items and collectibles, “Values Avenue” will feature pictures, posters, bonds and coins, “The Lord’s Avenue” will have items for kids and “Learning Place” will contain books, media and luggage items. Some items donated so far include a Thousand Hills Golf Resort certificate, four 18-hole greens fees at Fourche Valley Golf Club, savings bonds, Mineral Area College certificates to College for Kids, basketball camp and baseball camp as well as various memorabilia and additional items.

This year’s “Class Baskets” are themed around the “Monopoly” game playing pieces. The baskets are not the typical basket. They are actually an eight foot by eight foot display of the items donated by the students and their families. The “baskets” are placed up for bid during the oral auction.

A number of donations have also come in for the oral auction, which will be conducted again this year by Dennis Henson. The items donated so far include a snowmobile and skiing trip to Ennis, Mont.; two days-one night stay at the YMCA Trout Lodge; Kansas City adventure; condominium stay at Destin, Fla.; five-day vacation in Lake of the Ozarks; hand-made walnut table donated by Jack Gray; wood window and door package from Biltbest Windows; detailing from Redfield Collision Center; spray-in bedliner from Kevin Ball’s Auto Body; handmade quilts; duct work cleaning from Krodinger Sheet Metal Contractors; “afternoon delight” spa treatment from Fidgett’s Unlimited; Ozzie Smith autographed baseball; sealed 1990 complete set of Upper Deck Baseball Cards; 2005 Scotty Cameron Futura Phantom putter; telescope; a day with Pastor King; wine tasting party compliments of PRP Wine International; Pasta House dinner party for 10; a birthday party package for Fast-Lane Go-Carts and Games; a collection of historic Farmington sites laser engraved on wood from Creative Touch; a set of Callaway Big Bertha Irons, Callaway Great Big Bertha Driver, and Callaway Golf Bag; and much more.

The entertainment for the evening is to feature St. Paul’s own “Keystone Cop and Robber” for some slapstick comedy.

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