“Evening With Friends” This Sunday Evening

This Sunday’s ‘Evening With Friends’ social extravaganza is “sold out!”

No tickets remain for the gala event held annually to raise funds to help support educational activities at Pope John Central Catholic High School.

On Sunday night, social hour will begin at 5 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, site of this year’s event. Also at that time, a silent auction will begin featuring such items as pheasant mounting from Cedar Creek Taxidermy, Cornhusker Tailgate and Tickets, a collectible poster featuring the Pelster Brothers competing in the Golden Gloves competition back in the 1970s, and so much more.

Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. After feasting on an hors d’oeuvre bar, dinner will feature prime rib & baked potato or tropical chicken with rice pilaf, green beans with almonds, tossed salad, dinner roll, and for dessert, Captain Morgan Crisp.

Table wines were made exclusivelly for the event by Prairie Vine Vineyards, Mitchell, Neb. They were donated by Dan & Stacy Seier.

At 8 p.m., the live auction will begin. Among the items on the live auction are a tank trip down the Calamus River for 20 people, a hunting expedition at Sandhills Season Ranch and Hunt with State Treasurer Shane Osborn, and so much more.

One big ticket item, an ATV, is currently on display in the Bank of Elgin lobby.  Retail value on this ATV is $1,000. All the prizes and auction items for the evening have been made possible from generous donors.

Auctioneer will be Ted Baum.

Master of Ceremonies will be Dave Amick and Bob Moser. Members of the CCPJ Committee Evening With Friends are Tom & Bonnie Hoefer and Dave & Sharon Gossman, co-chairs; Dave & Gwen Beckman, Mike & Connie Dvorak, Joe & Lori Beckman, Jim & Bev Funk, Jerry & Jan Heithoff, Dave & Tracy Hoefer, Paul & Brenda Kuhlman, Dennis & Lynell Morgan, Bob & Linda Moser, Ed & Anne Parks, Tom & Sheila Parks, John & Patty Thiele and Kyle & Deb Warren.

Anyone wishing to bid on an item by proxy may contact the following committee members: Dave Gossmans (887-5473), Tom Hoefers (843-5476) or Kyle Warrens (843-2287).