The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Top News

January 11, 2013

Prince of Peace Irish Auction slated for Jan. 19

CLINTON — Prince of Peace Catholic School is telling people to dress like a movie star during the 16th Annual Irish Dinner Auction.

The 16th Annual Irish Dinner Auction will be Jan. 19.

This year’s theme is “An Irish Night at the Oscars.”

“So if you have some bling in your closet, this is the night for it,” Karen Witt, Development Director of Prince of Peace Schools, said.

More than 100 packages are available for the live and silent auctions. Some of the live auction packages include a pool party, a trip to Milwaukee, a week in a cabin for eight in Wisconsin, a year of FitPro Boot Camp and a 2012 Kate Spade NY Harmony leopard print bag.

The auction booklet, with a complete list of the packages, can be found at the Prince of Peace website, www.prince.pvt.k12.ia.us. People unable to attend the event can call Witt at 242-1663.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a social hour and silent auction. The dinner and live auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. Menu choices for the dinner are prime rib and baked potatoes or herb-roasted chicken with garlic mashed potatoes. Complimentary beer and wine will be available until 9 p.m. and a cash bar will be available through the night. Tickets are $40 per person or $400 for a table of 10. Tickets can be purchased by calling Witt or visiting the website.

The dinner will once again be held at the Wild Rose Casino & Resort, 777 Wild Rose Drive. Witt said the casino is a wonderful location and they “love it out there.” Before last year, the auction was held in the school’s gymnasium.

“It was a Herculean effort to do it in our own gym,” Witt said.

Witt added that the Irish dinner auction is a very successful event for the school. She pointed out that as a private school, the tuition does not pay all of their costs, so fundraisers are important.

Witt said the fundraisers receive a lot of community support, with a lot of the parents volunteering.

She felt this is what allows them to typically make their $50,000 goal.

“There's a lot of fellowship that happens there,” Witt said. “It's a very community supported event.”

1
Text Only
Top News
  • Hawkeyes to offer student tickets to public

    Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says the Hawkeyes will make any unsold student football tickets available to the general public as well on Aug. 1.

    July 25, 2014

  • Old story, new twists in Gaza war

    The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that were the stated reason for the Israeli assault.

    July 25, 2014

  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

    July 25, 2014

  • cleaning supplies Don't judge mothers with messy homes

    I was building shelves in my garage when a neighbor girl, one of my 4-year-old daughter's friends, approached me and said, "I just saw in your house. It's pretty dirty. Norah's mommy needs to clean more."

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • PHOTOS: Clinton Junior Baseball 2014 Tournament Winners

    Clinton Junior Baseball 2014 Tournament Winners - Majors, Minors, Pee Wee

    July 25, 2014

  • Foreman calls Iowa murder case a 'slam dunk'

    The foreman of a jury that convicted an Iowa man of killing his pregnant wife says the prosecution's case was a "slam dunk" even if the investigation had flaws.

    July 25, 2014

  • JUST IN: Man shot in downtown Clinton

    A 32-year-old man was shot in downtown Clinton early today.

    July 25, 2014

  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children's clothing scattered in the courtyard.

     

    July 25, 2014

  • Iowa panel sued for rejecting Cedar Rapids casino

    Former Linn County Attorney Eugene Kopecky has sued the Iowa Racing Gaming Commission over its rejection of the proposed Cedar Rapids casino.

    July 25, 2014

  • 10 things to know for today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

     

    July 25, 2014

AP Video