2019 Live Auction Items

Friends of SE Ball XXXVI Live Auction


  1. Need some pure dirt for fill in your yard? Want to have the BEST DIRT ON EARTH? Then get bidding on a truck load of Holy Dirt direct from the site of the new Holy Trinity Church. Blessed and ready to grow, we’ll deliver within 1 mile of the Fort Dodge City limits. Donated by Holy Trinity Parish and Rasch Construction. Value: PRICELESS!

     Winner: Todd McCubbin

  2. Running late for Christmas Mass? Got the kids or grandkids in tow? Worried you’ll end up standing or sitting on a folding chair? Take the worry away by being the high bidder on a Reserved Pew for 8 at the Christmas Mass of your choice. (time & site) Donated by Holy Trinity Parish. Value: PRICELESS!

      Winner: Rick McCarville

  3. Take the tension away from your daily drive to school by knowing you have your very own place to park to pick up and drop off the kids. All you need to do is be the successful bidder on a Reserved Parking Spot at Saint Edmond Elementary for the 2019-2020 school year. Donated by the Friends of SE. Value: PRICELESS!

      Winner: Jeremiah Condon

  4. A lot of history will be yours with the purchase of a reconditioned church pew from St. Matthew’s Church of Clare, IA. One of a kind offering is awaiting the high bidder. Donated by Holy Trinity Parish and Leo Stucky. Value: PRICELESS!

      Winner: Marianne Lawler

  5. Back by popular demand, an unbelievable opportunity to see a PGA Tournament up close and personal. Your foursome will attend the PGA Players Event for 2020 at Ponte Verda, FL. Package includes Clubhouse badges and a tour of the course with PGA Staff member Tommie Sheridan (SE 1987) on Tuesday before the tournament. You will meet and watch the players during their practice rounds. On Wednesday your foursome will play golf at a top private course in Jacksonville, FL. Then on Thursday and Friday your foursome will receive Clubhouse tickets for day 1&2 of the Players Tourney. Donated by Tommie Sheridan, SE Class of ’87. Value: PRICELESS!

      Winner: Nick Carlson

  6. Here’s a great opportunity to celebrate any big event with 30 of your closest friends. Lefti’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill is yours for a Sunday afternoon from 1-7 p.m. Package includes drinks, appetizers and wait staff for your day. Please note that the date is negotiable but must be a Sunday and excludes Holiday’s and the Superbowl. Great opportunity to celebrate without having to cook, clean or play bartender! Donated by Lefti’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill. Value: $2,000

      Winner: Kirk Yung

  7. The vacation week of a lifetime awaits 10 adults with this unbelievable opportunity. 7 nights stay at Casa De Campo in the Dominican Republic in a 5 bedroom condo. Package includes use of 2 golf carts for moving around the property during your stay. Ideal for a family or a get-away for up to 5 couples. Beautiful surroundings and plenty of activities like fishing, swimming, golfing etc. Donated by Bud& Josette Pecoy. Value: $10,000

      Winner: Ben Crimmins

  8. You are in for the meal of a lifetime if you’re the high bidder on this unique opportunity. Chef Michael and his staff will prepare an elegant 4-5 course meal for 10 people and serve it at the historic Ringland-Smeltzer House in Fort Dodge. The evening will begin with a champagne toast as you dine on a sumptuous meal in an elegant surrounding. Date and time are negotiable; menu suggestions and requests will be considered also. Donated by Chef Michael and the Ringland-Smeltzer House. Value: PRICELESS!

     Winner: Dave Flattery

  9. If an elegant meal isn’t your idea of a good time, how about a good old fashioned BBQ in a rustic outdoor setting? This package includes ribs, pork loin and chicken barbecued for up to 20 people and held at the Crimmins Cabin near Otho, IA. Package includes hay rack and UTV rides. Donated by Mark & Nancy Crimmins, Jake & Jen Crimmins, Denny & Maureen Crimmins and Ben & Jen Crimmins. Value: PRICELESS!

    Winner: Mark McBride

  10. There’s nothing like a Florida get-away and here is the perfect opportunity. Whether it’s a family trip or an adults get-away, this opportunity for a week’s use of a 4 bedroom home in Naples, FL should not be missed. This private home is a wonderful chance for some peace and quiet in the warmth and beauty of Florida. For up to 8 people (adults or families only), the date is negotiable. Donated by Steve & Laurie Hendricks/ Value: $3,000

    Winner: Todd Baker

  11. Own a piece of Catholic history with the purchase of a pew from the first church in the Sioux City Diocese, Corpus Christi. This pew has been reconditioned and is a work of art sure to be a wonderful addition to any home. Donated by Holy Trinity Parish and Josh Seltz. Value: PRICELESS!

    Winner: Matt Dutcher

  12. Another great opportunity to visit the warm climate of Florida with this lovely 3 bedroom condo in a gated community in Fort Myers, FL. Perfect for up to 6 adults this condo has all the perks of a private pool, work out facility and is just a short drive from the beach. Included is a 6 passenger mini-van to get to that beach, or dining or shopping or pub crawling! Date of use is negotiable but is ONLY for adults and/or families. Donated by Rick & Pam McCarville. Value: $2,500

    Winner: Kraig Barber

  13. Picture your families or your business name adorning the main drive in front of Saint Edmond. That’s what you can have if you’re the successful bidder of the SE street sign for the 2019-2020 school year. Donated by the Friends of SE. Value: PRICELESS!

    Winner: Casey Johnson

  14. This is the ultimate escape for those who enjoy the great outdoors. One week’s use of a mountain top cabin in Grandby, CO can be yours if you step up the bidding. Cabin has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths but can sleep 8, making it a perfect family or adult get away. In summer you can fish in the trout-rich Frasier River or at one of the 4 stocked ponds on the property; golf at one of the nearby courses or visit the National Forest or swim in the heated pool. A winter trip can include cross country or downhill skiing, snowshoeing and exploring. Cabin is located on 36 acres with peak views and is 15 miles north of Winter Park and 15 miles south of Grand Lake. Date of use negotiable but is a consecutive week and excludes all holidays. Generously donated by a Friend of Saint Edmond. Value: $3,000

    Winner: Barb Vonsak

  15. This is one of those items that can only be found at the Friends of Saint Edmond Ball. It is a progressive evening of fun and frivolity at Twin Lakes. Evening includes appetizers, entrees, desserts as well as spirits and boat rides for 8 adults. Date and times are negotiable. Donated by Doug & Shari McGough, Todd & Amanda Baker, Jamie & Kristi Bemrich, Jerry and Julie Lunn and Mitch & Jamie Lunn. Value: PRICELESS!

          Winner: Nate Galles