‘Evening With Friends’ Gala To Be Sunday

Widely regarded as the Elgin community’s ‘gala’ event of the season, the 14th annual ‘Evening With Friends’ will be held Sunday evening, Jan. 26.
More than 250 ‘friends’ of Catholic education in the community will gather at the Knights of Columbus Hall for an evening of celebration and support for Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School.
Festivities will get underway at 5 p.m. when the doors open. Social hour will run til 6 p.m. when guests will be seated and dinner will be served. The menu will consist of prime rib or crunchy parmesan chicken, cheesy potatoes, green beans, garden salad, dinner rolls, and for dessert, assorted cheesecakes. The entire evening is being catered by Jodine Meis.
Elgin’s own Gary Hoefer, along with Dave Amick will serve as emcees for the evening’s festivities.
Occupying the V.I.P. tables this year will be the Bank of Elgin, Central Valley Ag, Clearwater Feed & Grain, Insurance Mart — Janet Koinzan, and Dr. Doug & Shawn Dilly.
Throughout dinner and leading to the ‘live’ auction, there will be numerous games played for some very special prizes.
Beginning at 8 p.m. will be the ‘live’ auction. Serving as auctioneer will be Ted Baum of Elgin.
Among the many items to be auctioned off during the evening will be a steak cookout and prime rib dinners.
In the past, some of these items have raised thousands of dollars to benefit the school.
Also to be auctioned off will be sports entertainment packages which include tickets, lodging and so much more.
In addition to the live auction items, there will be a wide assortment of items on display as part of a silent auction.
‘Evening With Friends’ Committee co-chairs are Tom & Bonnie Hoefer, Dave & Sharon Gossman.
Committee members are Dave & Gwen Beckman, Mike & Connie Dvorak, Jim & Bev Funk, Jeff & Kellie Gossman, Jerry & Jan Heithoff, Brian & Sue Henn, Dave & Tracy Hoefer, Paul & Brenda Kuhlman, Dennis & Lynell Morgan, Ben & Anna Meis, Ed & Anne Parks, Jake & Kari Schindler,