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Grab your jeans or put on the glitz — it’s time for Diamonds & Denim

Posted: Monday, Jan 28th, 2013

Fifth- and sixth-grade students and their teachers gather around some of the gift baskets that have been donated for the upcoming Diamonds & Denim Gala & Auction planned Saturday. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Holy Trinity Catholic School is hosting its annual Diamonds & Denim Gala and Auction at the Huron Event Center on Saturday.

This is the 11th anniversary for the Diamonds & Denim auction, which began in 2002 through the efforts of a group of parents at Holy Trinity Catholic School.

The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with viewing of the live and silent auction items. Some silent auction items include Donut Shoppe doughnuts every month for a year, a large area rug, many gorgeous baskets filled with goodies, a six-month subscription to the Plainsman, tool sets, kitchen baskets, jewelry, and too many certificates and local donations to mention!

From 5:30 to 7 p.m. participants can bid on the silent auction items while enjoying appetizers, games, and fabulous music provided by the Cain Creek Band, comprised of Rich Janes, Dan Steenburgen, Stan Glicko, Mike Ball, Mark Rounds, Dennis Mahowald and Eric Porter.

In addition, Holy Trinity is excited to announce that artist John Green will be at Diamonds & Denim to chat with attendees while completing his painting of downtown Huron during the social hour. This same painting will be auctioned off during the live auction portion of Diamonds & Denim.

Following the social hour, dinner will be served at 7 p.m.The silent auction wraps up by in a tiered approach by 8:25 p.m., and the real action begins with the live auction at 8:30 p.m. led by Brian Nenaber and Mike Corcoran.

There are many items on both the silent and live auction, and Corcoran and Nenaber provide plenty of entertainment while auctioneering!

Some of the live auction items up for bid include John Green’s painting of downtown Huron, golf lessons from PGA professional Jim Bigelow, soybeans from Hefty Seed Company, ˝ off complete orthodontics provided by Countryside Dental, a 20 gallon 100 psi portable/stationary John Deere air compressor donated by James River Equipment, a pearl and diamond necklace, ˝ off complete orthodontics provided by Fuch’s Orthodontics, dinner with Father Terry Anderson, homemade desserts every month for a year (provided by staff at Holy Trinity), quilts made by preschool morning and afternoon classes, a Kindle HD, Twins ticket packages, including a package with six seats in the Legends Club Box at a Minnesota Twins game in Target Field stadium.

Dress for the evening is elegant to casual, combining anything from black tie apparel to the “down-home” casualness of blue jeans and boots.

Tickets include bidding number, dinner and entertainment, and are available at the Holy Trinity Catholic School office, or by calling 352-9344.

For the complete article see the 01-27-2013 issue.

Click here to purchase an electronic version of the 01-27-2013 paper.

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