Tickets are now on sale for Storm Lake St. Mary's School's Ball and Charity Auction -- Black and White Ball. The semiformal fundraising event will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Buena Vista University to raise funds for St. Mary's preK-12 Catholic School. Attendees are encouraged to consider wearing black and/or white to complement the event's theme. Tickets are $60 per person minimum donation, available at stormlakecatholic.com, by calling 712/732-3110 or stopping by the St. Mary's Parish Office.
Ticket price includes admittance, steak or salmon meal, beer and wine cocktails (courtesy of Central Bank), silent and live auction bidding and dancing to Omaha's Velvet Crush. By purchasing tickets before 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, attendees will be eligible for a travel gift certificate drawing. Donors purchasing $125 tickets are eligible to attend the Fratzke-Jensen Black and White Pre-party with open bar and hot appetizers in an intimate setting starting at 5:15 p.m.
Attendees will be able to bid upon hundreds donated items ranging from $25-$4,000 during the live and silent auctions - dinners, gift certificates, gift baskets, agricultural supplies, getaway trips and much more. Storm Lake Auctioneer Brent Ulrich will conduct the auction. Afterward, a winner of the Big Raffle's $10,000 cash prize will be drawn. Tickets for this drawing are $100.
Bill and Leigh Laven are chairs of the 2013 St. Mary's Ball, with co-chairs George and Melissa Green.