By Justin Seward
The 16th annual St. Michael’s School fundraiser supper and auction brought out the sense of community out, which was evident by the full gymnasium on Dec. 7.
Proceeds from the event go to the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) for school field trips, programs and making the Missoula drama production’s annual visit possible.
“Having the fundraiser every year is important to the school and to bettering the lives of students at school ,” said PAC committee member Tara Robertson.
“In a small town you feel a great sense of community, especially at event like this. We have an amazing committee, who puts in a lot of hours.”
The night began with a roast beef supper that fed 200 people and a silent auction that was ongoing through the meal.
There was a new addition this year with the “Super Silent Auction.” Big items ranged from a PBR (Professional Bull Riding) package that was valued at $220 to a signed Medicine Hat Tigers stick, which was valued at $110, and a dental package that was priced at $250.
James MacLean was the live auctioneer and he entertained the crowd with several jokes and his humour to end the night.
Live auction items in the early going d a big plate of Eat More bars going for $800 and a Nativity Sign being purchased for $375.
The evening’s proceeds reached $34,000.