St. Ben’s Mardi Gras Event Nets Over $100,000

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The St. Ben’s event, An Evening At Mardi Gras was held Saturday, February 10th at the downtown DoubleTree ballroom.
This event is the primary fundraising vehicle for the PTO for the Parochial parish and school. This year’s event sold 360 tickets for the silent & live auction, dinner & dance and is expected to net a little over $100,000 to help fund the needs of the nearly 400 student school.
The event co-chairpersons were Kate Miller and Ashley Hammer, silent auction coordinator Melanie McMinn, ticket/registration coordinator Marla Stratman and Emcees Natalie Hedde and Steve Hammer.
It featured a Cajun-themed dinner, 250 silent auction items, a Mexico condo, Florida condo and Hawaii condo for a week, Marlins tickets donated by Don Mattingly, tuition raffle, half pot, heads or tails I-watch winner and the Indianapolis based band, Dave & Rae as entertainment.

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