A Note from the 2016 Auction Committee
Dear Family, Friends, and Guests,
Welcome to the 17th Annual Holy Trinity Auction. Thank you so very much for joining us in support of Holy Trinity Catholic School! We hope you will enjoy a wonderful evening.
We are honored to be holding the Auction on Veterans' Day. As such, we pause to remember those men and women in our country who have sacrificed much to protect and defend our freedom. Please take a moment to visit our Wall of Honor which recognizes those school family members and parishioners who are veterans. We enjoy many freedoms because of their service; but it is our religious freedom that enables us to experience the gift of Catholic education. We gather together to celebrate that gift and those who have given much to make it possible!
We have again been blessed by a number of sponsors whose donations help underwrite the costs of the Auction, and therefore tremendously increase the revenue for the school generated by this fundraiser. You will see sponsor company names posted by our raffles, you will note their logos scrolling on the banners on your smart phones, and you will see their names on your tables. These sponsors are businesses who employ school families or friends of school families. As with all who donate to the school via the Auction, please patronize these companies whenever possible.
Mobile bidding returns to the Auction this year! Make sure you have registered a credit card so that you can bypass check-out at the Auction's conclusion. This year, with a credit card on file, you can use your bidder number to purchase tickets to nearly all of our raffles. We are excited to again offer a 'Max Bid' option, enabling bidders to set the highest price that they are willing yo pay for a certain item. No text messages about the bidding on that item will be received unless another bidder exceeds the maximum bid that you set.
Our teachers continue to give exceptional support to the Auction. They have been kind enough to donate nearly half of the wine for our Wine Grab Raffle. Many have also offered to donate their personal time and energy in the form of a student/teacher fun activity which we are making available for bid in the "From HTS with Love" section of the Silent Auction. We are truly appreciative of their time!
We are grateful to Mrs. Stevenson and Fr. Ken for the personal way in which they both support the Auction. Thanks to Mrs. Ruggiero, Mrs. Ludwick, and Mrs. McGinley for their help with many of the Auction's administrative needs, and to Mrs. Smith for the generous donation of her famous homemade truffles.!
We continue to be humbled by the extreme generosity of our school and parish families who have donated a great number of the items that you will bid on. Although we do receive a number of donations from the businesses in our surrounding communities, the Auction would not be possible without the extraordinary gifts of our school parents.
We offer a special thank you to the school families who donated time as volunteers. We are especially grateful to the families of the Auction Committee for all of their personal sacrifices.
With sincere gratitude,
Dea Marcello and Leslie Williams
2016 Auction Chairs