34th Annual St. Mary's Parish Auction to be held Aug. 11
Remsen St. Mary’s 34th Annual Parish Auction will be held on Sunday, August 11. The day will start with the 8:00 a.m. Mass, followed by a breakfast social at 9:00 a.m. and the auction beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Food and beverages will be served throughout the day. During the breakfast social, which starts at 9 a.m., food on the menu include biscuits and gravy casserole and homemade cinnamon rolls. The lunch menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, brat patties, and pulled pork sandwiches. Other food vendors offering tasty treats include the RSM Senior Class manning a pie and lemonade stand, the RSM Junior Class selling root beer floats, and the RSM Sophomore Class selling baked goods.
Many new items including craft items, gift certificates, trips, set pieces and much more will be up for grabs at the auction. Be sure to check out the Facebook page (Remsen St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church) for more information about the auction items and a list of all that will be available that day.
St. Mary's Auction Committee Member Angie Galles stated, "We have around 250 donations which is similar to what we’ve had in years past. Something new this year is a hot air balloon ride for two people. Also, we’ll have four inflatable bounce houses this year from Backyard Bounce who will be selling admission bracelets for $10 each, with half of the proceeds being donated back to St. Mary’s Parish."
Sweepstakes auction tickets are still available for purchase. Contact the St. Mary's Rectory if you would like a ticket. You need not be present to win. Sweepstakes tickets prizes include one - $3,500 cash; one - $3,000 cash; one - $1,000 cash; one - $800 cash; and six - $250 cash. Total value of the raffle is $9,800 with only 1,750 tickets being sold. Cost is $25 a ticket.
Many volunteers and committees work hard to make sure the St. Mary's Parish Auction runs smoothly and is a lot fun. Auction Committee members include Angie and Lee Galles, Sarah and Brett Garvin, Abbagail Schroeder, Kara Harpenau, Kelly Galles, Kim Phillips, and Connie Galles. Food Stand Committee members are Brian and Beth Kelley. Melany Roling is in charge of Sweepstakes Tickets.
Jim Klein of Klein Realty & Auction will be the auctioneer for the event with Sue Klein and Chuck and Kathy Weiland helping with clerk and bid sheet responsibilities. Other helpers acting as "Eyes in the Skies" during the auction include Denny O'Brien (who will also auctioneer as well), Tom Augustine, Trevor Donovan, Xavier Galles, and Russell Schroeder.