Thank you for being a part of the St. Teresa of Calcutta Community. With a heavy heart we are unable to have the social gathering of the 2020 Celebration of Promises due to the uncertainty of group gatherings and for your safety and wellbeing. We pray for a break in the pandemic and that we will be able to gather again next year to continue our annual fundraiser for our wonderful school, St. Teresa of Calcutta.
Although we will not be gathering in person, below is an outline of ways you can support the goal of fundraising for St. Teresa of Calcutta's "Celebration of Promises":
1. Ticket Sales-if you had already purchased a ticket and would like a refund due to the cancellation, please contact a chair member before May 30th, 2020. Any non-refunds will be considered a donation towards the fundraising goal and we THANK YOU! Please note we are not transferring ticket sales to next year.
2. Apple Basket Raffle-Committee members will continue to sell Apple Basket tickets until sold out (limit of 200 tickets) or until the drawing on May 30th. Please contact one of the chair members if you would like to purchase a ticket. This is for over $800 in Apple products: iPad, iWatch, Airpods and iTunes Gift Cards. 1 ticket for $50 or 2 tickets for $75.
3. Online Auction-We will be holding an online auction May 20th to May 30th, closing of items will start at 6:30 pm on May 30th, with item 1 and each item after will close every 20 seconds. If you would like to see any of the auction items in person you can visit the Festina Community Center Friday, May 29th from 4pm to 8pm or Saturday, May 30th from 9am to 4pm. You will need to register on the auction site, but you WILL NOT pay online. Pickup of auction items and payments can be done on Sunday, May 31st from 9am to 2pm at the Festina Community Center. Auction items can be viewed and bid on at www.sweeneyauctionservice.com.
4. Wine Donation-The wine purchased for the evening of the Celebration of Promises will be available at the Festina Community Center during viewing and pickup times or until gone. A free will donation towards the fundraising goal will be greatly appreciated!
We want to thank the following donors and businesses who are not mentioned with the auction items: Apple Basket-Neal's Auto Body, Norwegian Mutual Insurance, Darren & Darcy Einck, Justin & Angie Einck, Mike & Allanda Gehling and Jon & Jessica Kipp. Wine-Will & Lori Hageman. Auction Pictures-ECE Photography, Elizabeth Uhlenhake. Cash Donations from Businesses- Calmar Redemption, Citizen's Savings Bank, Clet Koshataka Farm Equipment, Cresco Livestock Market, Cresco Motor Company, CUSB Bank-Cresco, Decorah Bank & Trust, E & D Repair, Ernie's Ag, Farmers Mill, Fidelity Bank, Hacker, Nelson & Co., P.C., Hard Rock Ag, Henning Construction, Hovden Oil, Insurance Associates of Lawler, Knights of Columbus-Walter Witt, Marv Smith Electric, MiEnergy, Moneek Valley Photography, Oneota Physical Therapy, Schmitt Dairy, Tracy's Family Hairstyling and West Side Dental, we apologize if we missed anyone. There have also been multiple individuals who have already made cash donations that are not listed. We want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to all our donors, the Festina Community Center and Jodi Egeland of Sweeney Auction Service! Without everyone's generous support and Sweeny Auction Services help the Celebration of Promises online auction would not be possible!
Although the 2020 Celebration of Promises gathering is cancelled, we are continuing to pursue the fundraising goal for this one event. While we realize that you are missing out on the gathering of friends, food and games, along with this being a time of uncertainty, we hope that you continue to be as generous as in the past. We greatly appreciate your understanding and continued support during this trying time and look forward to being together again next year!
Will & Lori Hageman-563-380-4741 Jon & Jessica Kipp-563-379-9730
Dan & Staci Kuboushek-563-380-8981 Brett & Robin Timp-563-419-8808