Thank you to all who attended in 2018!
Come support our parish and school for our 20th Anniversary Gala on March 2, 2019 while enjoying mouth-watering cuisine, dazzling wines, signature drinks, musical entertainment, and silent, hurricane, and live auctions. Nationally known auctioneer Karen Sorbo will return to St. Stephen to bring bidding excitement to the Hurricane and Live Auctions.
ONLINE BIDDING FOR THE SILENT AUCTION WILL RETURN!!!
You and PREVIEW AND PREBID on the web using BidPal. Relax and start bidding—set your maximum bids. Max bids allow you to set the highest amount you would bid for an item. Then sit back and let the program take care of the bidding for you up to your chosen max amount. If bidding on your item ends for less than your maximum amount, that’s all you pay! Visit the following link at One Cause for a great tutorial to help you prepare for a fun night of bidding. Visit bidpal.net/ssmardigras to start the online bidding fun!
Come to the Gala and see all the Auction items in person. You can preview the Hurricane and Live Auctions and choose your favorites. You must be at the Gala to bid on those! Bring your smart phone or iPad fully charged. Concierge available to help those who need assistance. Bidding kiosks available for those without devices.
We are thrilled to announce our entertainment this year…Power of 10! With more than 1,400 performances, Power of 10 features dynamic vocalists, an awe-inspiring horn section and a superb rhythm section performing a mix of timeless and current hits. Power of 10 will make Mardi Gras a memorable time providing an entertaining, high energy, and exciting performance. Watch their promo video on YouTube .
The St. Stephen’s Church Gathering Space and Faith Community Center will be transformed on March 2, 2019 into a wonderland of color and elegance to set the stage for our 20th Anniversary Mardi Gras Fundraising Gala. Donations for the Silent and Live Auctions are being sought now through Wednesday, February 20. The Auctions are the main revenue source of the event. Silent Auction items range up to $500 in value. The Hurricane Auction is a fast, competitive, lively bidding of the best or unusual Silent Auction items.
Over 200 Silent and Live Auction items are needed to make this event a success. Big or small, as long as they are new, we can use them all! Bring the completed form with your donation item to the parish office. Download the 2019 Mardi Gras Donation Form . If needed, we can pick up items; call 763-712-7470 to arrange.
Be part of the energy and excitement: be a donor. We gratefully accept cash donations toward larger auction or raffle items. WE LOVE GIFT CERTIFICATES!!
Time – Treasure – Talent: Want to volunteer? It’s easy, just email Mary Jane Beberg or call the Mardi Gras hotline at 763-712-7470.
Not able to join us for the event? Remember, you can bid on the silent auction items through BidPal!
You can also purchase a “Best of the Live Auction” raffle ticket for $20. See the “Best of the Live Auction” tab below for all the fun details.
You could also participate by donating a bottle of wine (minimum value of $15, please) for the ever popular “Wall of Wine” that will be auctioned off the evening of Mardi Gras.