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Program & Auction Catalog

January 31, 2014

Dear Friends, A warm welcome to all this evening and a sincere thank you for joining us for our 2014 Auction Gala “To Everything There Is a Season.” Our parish of St. Stephen Protomartyr is special in so many ways. Your presence here tonight tells me that you feel the same way. Our church and school are the heart and soul of our family of faith. I am certain that each and every one of you wants to keep these treasures strong and growing for generations to come. We are pleased to present this event once again and hope that you enjoy the transformation of our Parish Center to a ‘60s celebration. This Gala provides a special opportunity to catch up with old friends and make some new ones, and at the same time browse, buy, donate, and take part in any number of raffles. But most of all, please enjoy the evening while you support the parish. An event like this does not happen overnight. I would like to express my appreciation for all the hard work that makes this night possible. A special thanks to chairs Victoria Hatfield and Stephanie Wobbe, as well as to every single volunteer involved with this event. Your dedication and hours of service are appreciated. On behalf of the committee I extend my sincere gratitude to all of you here tonight in attendance. Great things happen when God mixes with the people of the St. Stephen Protomartyr community. Peace,

Fr. Ron Hopmeir, Pastor

GENERAL INFORMATION Specific rules for Oral and Silent Auctions, Sign-Up Parties, and Raffles are found in the book before the sections listing those items.

General Auction Rules:   

All sales are final. There will be no refunds or exchanges. Payment for items auctioned is mandatory on January 31, 2014. All goods and services purchased at the Gala will be used at the sole risk of the purchaser, and neither the Gala nor St. Stephen Protomartyr will be responsible for any damage or injury occurring to any user of said purchased goods and services. All items are sold as-is.

Express Pay: No checking out is needed at the end of the evening, no waiting, no lines, no hassle. Present a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover debit/credit card at the Cashier’s office before 8:30 p.m. Your purchases are charged to your debit/credit card and a final statement will be mailed to you. If you do not sign up for Express Pay, payment must be collected at the Cashier after 10 p.m. Payments are accepted as cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit cards.

All goods are to be taken with the successful bidder at the close of the auction. Successful bidders on items such as dinners and services will be given a certificate for that item. We expect that Gala guests will drink responsibly. However, we will arrange transportation home for anyone who requests it.

We have made every effort to provide you with accurate information. We regret any errors or omissions.

The Gala Committee would like to take a moment to thank every person who touched this event, from the rectory staff to the school faculty to the students, parents, parishioners, alumni, donors, and friends of St. Stephen Protomartyr. This event would not be possible without you. We especially want to thank Amanda Quinn, Meghan Bohac, Mary Regan, Fr. Ron, and The Holy Name Society. This event is the culmination of our community’s time, talent, and treasure. We are proud to present the 2014 Auction Gala: “To Everything There Is a Season.” Have a way-out evening.

Rev. Ronald Hopmeir, Pastor Ms. Pamela Holmes, Director of Liturgical Music and Worship Mrs. Mary Regan, Pastoral Associate Ms. Barbara Edelmann, Office Manager Mrs. Meghan Bohac, Principal

GALA CHAIRS Victoria Hatfield and Stephanie Wobbe Emcees / Auctioneers: Dave Borgmeyer, Steve Butz Treasurer: Gretchen Simons Auction: Tara Ohler-Jenney, Jenny West Sign-up Parties: Angie Butz, Christy Biundo Graphic Design / Logo: Colleen Hazelton Website: Neal Jenney Dinner: Denise Dowd Dessert: Holly Blaskiewicz Bar: Dan Kriss, Mark Wobbe Décor / Ambience: Anne Borgmeyer Construction: Dave Borgmeyer, Greg Venneman Music / Lights: Will Borgmeyer Moolah Raffle: Matt & Ann Marie Guntli Technology Raffles: Andy Sciaroni Wine Raffle: Mandy Borgmeyer Balloon Raffle: Christie O’Neil Server Management: Laura Rettig, Peggy Meyer Photo Booth: Chris Street

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 6:00 Cocktails, Silent Auction, Sign-Up Parties, and Raffles Open 7:15 Blessing and Welcome Dinner Is Served 8:30 Moolah Raffle Drawing Sign-Up Parties Close Oral Auction Begins 9:15 Fine Arts Fund Silent Auction Closes 9:45 Xbox, iPad, Quilt, and Wine Raffle Drawings 10:00 Oral Auction Closes 10:00-midnight Dancing and Merriment Cashier Office Open for Checkout

DINNER MENU Spinach salad with orange vinaigrette Stuffed pork loin with port wine reduction Persian-style rice Pasta in cream sauce with peas and cherry tomatoes Roasted vegetables with herbes de Provence Triple chocolate mousse cake

BAR MENU The Quasi Zombie Fruity concoction of orange juice, pineapple juice, spiced rum, and grenadine The Groovy Greyhound Tart and tasty combination of grapefruit juice and vodka Beers, wines, soft drinks, coffee

FUND- A- NEED: Outdoor lighting A Fund-A-Need auction is designed to raise funds for a very specific purpose. This year’s Fund-a-Need will focus on light. Our campus is in need of lighting on the parking lots and washed uplighting on the buildings. This will improve safety as well as increase our presence as the “Beacon of Holly Hills.” This is the first step in a phased effort to augment our marketability and stability as a parish and school. Come to the light! The estimated cost of this project is $16,995. During the Fund-A-Need auction, our auctioneers will start the bidding at the level of $500 and work their way down through descending pre-set donation levels. Those wishing to contribute $500 to the outdoor lighting project will raise their bid cards until their numbers have been recorded. We will then move on to the next level and invite bids. These bids will be recorded as purchases and added to your statement before checkout. The idea behind this type of auction is to invite the participation of all guests, with levels of donation ranging from $500 down to $10.

UPDATE: As of January 23, 2014, through a major contribution from the SSP Golf Tournament Committee, a generous donation from Villa Lighting, and support from the SSP Girl Scouts, we were able to complete the funding for the outdoor lighting prior to this event.

FINE ARTS FUND: Music, band, art The Gala committee is excited to offer a new tableside giving opportunity this year. The money collected is a private donation and will go directly to the school to fund the fine arts program, which includes music, band, and art education. During the course of the oral auction, Steve and Dave will direct you to a special card on your table for the Fine Arts Fund and ask interested individuals to fill those out. They will be collected tableside. This gives guests a chance to donate who perhaps want to remain more anonymous in their giving or who simply want to give to that program. The money raised has the potential to do the following: purchase band equipment; fund field trip opportunities; purchase art supplies for all classes; improve the sound systems in the Parish Center, church, and school; and much, much more.

ORAL AUCTION RULES The oral auction will begin at 8:30 p.m and will continue until all items have been sold. Your bid number is on a card in your packet. Bidders are asked to hold this number up when bidding for items in the Oral Auction. Only your number will be accepted. You may not use someone else’s number. The auctioneer will give a brief description of each item before it is auctioned. If you are the winning bidder, a bid sheet will be brought to you for your signature and the purchase will be added to your statement and delivered to your table. The listing of Oral Auction items begins below. Donor names and approximate values, if known, are given after the descriptions of the items.


NIGHT AT CHAUMETTE VINEYARDS & WINERY Overnight stay in a luxury villa at Chaumette Winery and Vineyards in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., with an in-villa breakfast and complimentary wine tasting for two. Includes $50 gift card for use in the restaurant on the premises, and a gift basket with two bottles of wine. Value: $350


DAY OF HOOKY WITH THE PRINCIPAL Your child will leave school and spend the afternoon of Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the ballpark with two of his or her friends and Mrs. Bohac. They will put on their customembroidered caps and enjoy reserved seats in the Coca-Cola Scoreboard Patio at Busch Stadium, watching the Cardinals beat the Reds, including two hours of an all-you-can-eat buffet and Coca-Cola products. Value: $403


St. Louis Cardinals, Rachael Fogerty

ST. LOUIS RAMS TICKETS Four tickets to a Rams home game during the 2014 season. Seats are in Section 154, row G, seats 15-18, right behind the goal posts. Game to be mutually agreed upon after schedule is released. Includes three Rams t-shirts. Value: $348


Chaumette Vineyards, Mark & Patsy Bieg

Ted & Sharon Hartzler

ATHLETIC FEES FOR ONE YEAR St. Stephen’s Athletic Association has donated a full year of athletic fees for one family. Fees are covered from soccer/volleyball season in the fall of 2014 through basketball/track in the winter, and baseball/softball in the spring of 2015. Value: Up to $250

St. Stephen Athletic Association


WEEK-LONG STAY IN GULF SHORES CONDOMINIUM Week-long stay in beautiful new two-bedroom condominium in Gulf Shores, Alabama, to include parking, linens, and cleaning. From Saturday to Saturday. Must be used between April 19-May 24, 2014, or Aug. 9-Dec. 27, 2014. Value: $1,400


ST. LOUIS BLUES TICKETS Four Plaza Center seats to St. Louis Blues v. Dallas Stars, Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 7 p.m. Section 115, row C, seats 3-6. Unbelievable seats! Value: $742


Ryan & Katherine Sather, Gala Committee

Victoria Hatfield

DAN WEST, DASHING DESIGNATED DRIVER Parishioner, school dad, and fully licensed driver Dan West is at your service with an evening of designated driving for your group of six. Just not during college football season. Value: Who can put a price on safety?


LUNCH WITH MAYOR SLAY Four students will be chaperoned by SSP principal Meghan Bohac to Mayor Francis Slay’s office for lunch and a tour with time for questions. Will take place before the end of the 2013-14 school year. Value: Priceless


Dan & Jenny West, Kristin Case, Friend of St. Stephen’s

FRONT ROW SEATS AT CHRISTMAS EVE MASS There is no need to get to church an hour early to save those prime seats for the Christmas Eve “Children’s” Mass. Win this auction item, and you will have a reserved front pew – and a reserved parking spot – waiting just for you. Value: Priceless


Mayor Francis G. Slay, Meghan Bohac

CHICAGO WEEKEND FOR FOUR Spend two nights in downtown Chicago at the Marriott. Including airfare for four, two tickets to a Chicago Bears game, four passes to the Museum of Science & Industry. Value: $1,092


Dan West

St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish

DATE NIGHT Who doesn’t want to spend a luxurious night away? One night’s stay in a suite at Hotel Ignacio, the newest boutique hotel in town, located in Midtown St. Louis. Includes dinner at adjacent Triumph Grill and room-service breakfast. Includes off-street parking. Value: $390

Jim Pashia & Marybeth Kuntz, Gala Committee


PARISH PICNIC VIP PACKAGE Enjoy VIP treatment at St. Stephen’s annual Parish Picnic on June 11, 2014, in the shade of your own reserved private canopy with seating for 16. Includes four tables with chairs, four ride bracelets, eight Chuck Wagon tickets, and eight non-alcoholic drink tickets. Value: $160


St. Stephen Parish Picnic Committee

FOURSOME FUN PACK Tickets for four to a Cardinals game on Tuesday, April 29, at 7:15 p.m., against the Brewers. You’ll enjoy seats in the Infield Redbird Club, where you’ll have access to a climate-controlled and cushy interior space, upgraded concessions for purchase, and fancier restrooms. On a rainy day, the four of you can go bowling at the Moolah Lounge or take in a flick at any area Wehrenberg theater. Value: $392


HOLLY HILLS PROGRESSIVE CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR 10 Elegant progressive evening for 10 on Saturday, December 13, 2014, to include cocktails at the Smiths, dinner at the Dowds, dessert at the Butzes, and a carriage ride through the neighborhood. A Holly Hills-style Christmastime treat for you and your favorite friends or family. Value: $800


Joe & Melon Mahfood, Gala Committee

Steve & Angie Butz, Bob & Denise Dowd, Mark Smith & Lisa Braun

OVERNIGHT IN THE PARISH CENTER Have a party in the gym for an overnight filled with fun. From 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. the next morning, your group can enjoy movies/games on the big screen and the gymnasium games of your choice. You provide the adult chaperones, and we’ll supply pizza, chips, cookies, and soft drinks in the evening, and donuts and juice in the morning. Good on a mutually agreeable date, not during the basketball or volleyball seasons. Value: Unforgettable!


St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish, Gala Committee

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS CHAMPIONS CLUB TICKETS Four UMB Champions Club tickets for a mutually agreeable Sunday-Thursday Cardinals game during the regular season. Includes a two-and-a-half-hour all-you-can-eat buffet, two full-service bars, exclusive access to the club lounge, and reserved outdoor seating in a prime location. (Opening Day, Cubs, Yankees, and Red Sox games not available.) Includes a parking pass in an adjacent garage. Value: $440

St. Louis Cardinals, Dan & Jenny West

SILENT AUCTION RULES There is a bid sheet for each item, with pre-determined raises. Sign your bid number next to the amount you would be willing to pay for the item. If a bid number is entered in the “Guaranteed Bid” box, no one else may bid on that item. Please write clearly. At the official closing time, workers will promptly remove the bid sheets. The last completed bid will be the winning bid. A copy of the bid sheet will be brought to your table as verification of your purchase if you are the winner. A copy will remain on the table in the silent section for public view. The silent auction closes at 9:15 p.m.



“GOLDEN AGE OF MACHO MOVIES” CINEMA POSTERS 1) Vintage original One Sheet (27” x 40”) for the 1958 release of Raoul Walsh’s “The Naked and the Dead”; 2) vintage original lobby insert (14” x 36”) for the 1954 release of the B-movie classic “The Outlaw’s Daughter”; 3) vintage oriignal half-sheet for the 1941 release of Warner Brothers’ thriller “A Shot in the Dark.” Value: $200


RETRO SOUTH ST. LOUIS CINEMA POSTERS 1) Vintage original Warner Brothers One Sheet (27” x 40”) for the 1949 release of “South of St. Louis”; 2) vintage original Universal lobby insert (14” x 36”) for the 1948 release of “River Lady.” Value: $200


Dan & Rosalie Yezbick

“SIMPLY REMARKABLE” FRAMED BUGS BUNNY PRINT Limited edition print from McKimson Productions, Inc., featuring Bugs Bunny at home plate in a Cardinals uniform, getting ready to hit one out of the park. Numbered 32/700. Measures approximately 23” x 19”. Value: $400


Dan & Rosalie Yezbick

“THE MIRACLE OF STE. THERESE” POSTERS Three rare vintage original lobby cards (each 11” x 14”) advertising the American release of Andre Haguet’s 1952 French production of “The Miracle of Ste. Therese.” Value: $30


Dan & Rosalie Yezbick

Ted & Sharon Hartzler

“A LITTLE CLOSER TO HEAVEN” STATUE Limited edition by United Design from the Angel Collection. Numbered 801/10,000. Heavy indoor piece, approximately 20” tall. Made in 1994. Value: $280

Madge Potrzeboski


DOUBLE-HUNG STAINED GLASS WINDOW Vintage double-hung window with white frame and small section of stained-glass. Value: $150


FRAMED NEEDLEPOINT PICTURE Framed needlepoint picture. Value: $50


St. Stephen Protomartyr

STAINED-GLASS WINDOW #2 Large single-paned stained-glass window removed from building that was torn down to make room for our Parish Center. Value: $600


Greg & Robin Venneman

STAINED-GLASS WINDOW #1 Large single-paned stained-glass window removed from building that was torn down to make room for our Parish Center. Value: $650


Joe & Michelle Rusch

FRAMED PHOTOS OF ST. LOUIS BASEBALL VENUES Three framed 16” x 20” black and white prints taken by Arteaga Photography, one each of Sportsman’s Park, Busch Memorial Stadium, and the “new” Busch Stadium. Value: $225


Joe & Michelle Rusch

AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO OF TONY LARUSSA Autographed 8” x 10” photo of former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa. Value: $75


Joe & Michelle Rusch

AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO OF JIM BAKKEN & ROGER WEHRLI Autographed 11” x 14” photo of St. Louis Football Cardinals Hall of Famers Jim Bakken and Roger Wehrli. Value: $55


Marie Reilly

AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO OF MIKE JONES Autographed 8” x 10” photo of St. Louis Ram Mike Jones tackling Kevin Dyson in the final play of Super Bowl XXXIV. Value: $40


Geraldine Gibala

OIL PAINTING Hand-painted landscape on canvas. Value: $50


Preston Art Glass

St. Stephen Protomartyr

FRAMED PHOTO OF ST. LOUIS ARENA Framed 16” x 20” black and white photo of St. Louis Arena taken by Arteaga Photography. Value: $75

Greg & Robin Venneman


"BUSY BUMBLEBEES" TWO-HANDLED TRAY Ceramic two-handled tray artfully enhanced by SSP's preschoolers. Value: Priceless


"CUPCAKE CUTIES" COOKIE JAR Ceramic cookie jar artfully enhanced by SSP's kindergarteners. Value: Priceless


Gala Committee

"BUGS ON A VINE" SERVING BOWL Ceramic serving bowl artfully enhanced by SSP's seventh graders. Value: Priceless


Gala Committee

"LEAVE THE LEARNING TO ME" CHARGER Ceramic square charger artfully enhanced by SSP's sixth graders. Value: Priceless


Gala Committee

"SAND AND SEA" UTENSIL HOLDER Ceramic utensil holder and spoon rest artfully enhanced by SSP's fifth graders. Value: Priceless


Gala Committee

"SWEET STRAWBERRIES" CAKE STAND Ceramic cake stand artfully enhanced by SSP's fourth graders. Value: Priceless


Gala Committee

"HIDING IN THE REEDS" VASE Ceramic vase artfully enhanced by SSP's third graders. Value: Priceless


Gala Committee

"WHO MOVED MY CHEESE?" BREAD TRAY Ceramic bread tray artfully enhanced by SSP's second graders. Value: Priceless


Gala Committee

"ICE CREAM CONNOISSEURS" COOKIE JAR Ceramic cookie jar artfully enhanced by SSP's first graders. Value: Priceless


Gala Committee

Gala Committee

"SWIM ON, MIGHTY SHARKS" COUPE PLATTER Ceramic coupe platter artfully enhanced by SSP's eighth graders. Value: Priceless

Gala Committee


"JERSEY BOYS" AND DINNER AT THE FABULOUS FOX Two tickets to the performance of "Jersey Boys" at the Fox Theatre on Friday, February 21, 2014, at 8 p.m. Seats are in the orchestra section, row G, seats 118 and 120, and include free parking and admission via the Fox Club entrance. Package includes at $100 Fox gift card, which can be used for dinner in the theatre's restaurant or any other amenities. Value: $270


EAGLEHURST RANCH GETAWAY Full rental of Laurel House at Eaglehurst Ranch & Resort for two nights during the season or in the off-season (the cabin has heat). Sleeps up to 12. No meals included, as there is a kitchenette in the house. Reservation based on availability. Value: $380


Mike & Linda Seemiller, Tim & Maryalice Martchink

"MY FAVORITE MOVIE GENRE" WORKSHOP Choose any major movie genre and invite family and friends for a 90-minute presentation in your home on the ways that films of the same theme influence each other. Workshop to be presented by nationally recognized media studies specialist, STLCC prof, and SSP parent Daniel Yezbick. Dates, times, and viewing formats to be agreed upon. Not available in August. Value: $150


Friend of St. Stephen's, Ted & Sharon Hartzler

WINE-TASTING IN YOUR HOME An eight-bottle wine tasting for up to 12 people in your home. The tasting is presented by wine consultant Eric Winters, who will be happy to fill your orders for anything you like. Host is reponsible for providing a wine glass for each guest and any snacks. Value: $150


Mary Schepers

SLU BILLIKENS EVENING Two tickets to SLU Billikens v. George Washington University on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Chaifetz Arena, with parking pass, and a $30 gift certificate to nearby Pappy's Smokehouse. Includes two SLU Billikens caps. Value: $110


Eaglehurst Ranch

JEFF DUNHAM'S "DISORDERLY CONDUCT" TICKETS Two tickets to comedian Jeff Dunham's "Disorderly Conduct" tour at the Family Arena on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2014, at 8 p.m. Section 217, row G, seats 8 and 9. Value: $95


Mark & Lynette Sielfleisch, Gala Committee

Dan & Rosalie Yezbick

"MY FAVORITE MOVIE" PARTY Custom-designed 60- to 75-minute interactive workshop led by nationally recognized media studies specialist, STLCC prof, and SSP parent Dan Yezbick. Choose any film for an in-depth treatment of its place in cinema history and pop culture. Includes screening of the film and presentation. Dates, times, and viewing formats to be agreed upon. Not available in August. Value: $150

Dan & Rosalie Yezbick


MARDI GRAS BASKET $50 gift certificate to Broadway Oyster Bar, along with two bead necklaces, one t-shirt, and one sweatshirt. Value: $100


NOOK Simple Touch Nook reader. Wifi model BNRV300. Value: $59


Broadway Oyster Bar

Tom Getchman (SSP ’61)

VOUCHERS FOR CONCERT AT OLD ROCK HOUSE Four vouchers for a concert of your choice at the Old Rock House at 1200 South 7th Street. Value: $120

Michael & Julie Lohff


CONCORDIA TURNERS POOL MEMBERSHIP Summer outdoor pool-only membership at Concordia Turners for individual or family. Value: $250


TRAFFIC TICKET RESOLUTION Resolution of a single traffic ticket case by mail, handled by attorney Tara A. Ohler. Value: $75


Tara A. Ohler

VEHICLE MAGNETS Advertise with one pair of 12" x 24" vehicle magnetics (or smaller, if necessary). Includes free consultation and full-color process printing. Design can include text, logos, or photos. Value: $88


Concordia Turners

Cheap Signs Fast

VIOLIN LESSONS AND TOUR OF VIOLINMAKER SHOP Three half-hour violin lessons with parishioner and Webster Conservancy member Dolly Nichols; tour of violin store of Jeffrey Seitz, world-renowned violinmaker. Value: $75

Dolly Nichols


CHI FLAT IRON BASKET Limited edition soft-touch CHI flat iron, CHI Helmet Head hair spray, CHI Iron Guard thermal protectant spray, CHI Straight Guard smoothing styling cream, and Cricket paddle brush. Value: $200


Laurie Rahn


Geraldine Gibala


B3 FITNESS STUDIO FIVE-CLASS PACKAGE Gift certificate good for any five classes at B3 Fitness Studio, for new or current clients. Must be activated by March 30, 2014; expires 120 days after activation. Value: $70


B3 FITNESS STUDIO ONE-MONTH UNLIMITED CLASSES One month of unlimited classes for new clients only. Thirty-day period begins with first visit, which must be on or before March 30, 2014. Value: $130


Verve Hair Salon

ORTHODONTICS GIFT CERTIFICATE Gift certificate for $1,000 off new-patient orthodontic treatment (braces only), along with Sonicare electric toothbrush. Value: $1,000


Salon Fusion

VERVE HAIR SALON GIFT CERTIFICATE Gift certificate for $75 in services at Verve Hair Salon, owned by stylist and school mom Julie Lopinot. Not valid for retail products or cash back. Value: $75


Studio Visage

COLOR OR HIGHLIGHT SERVICE AT SALON FUSION Any Salon Fusion color or highlight service up to $100 with proprietor-stylist (and school mom) Debbie Thomas. Value: $100


Joan Krueger-Oster (SSP ’75)

MASSAGE / FACIAL / MANI-PEDI AT STUDIO VISAGE One-hour massage, spa facial, and manicure / pedicure at Studio Visage. Value: $155


Chameleon 2 Salon

HYPNOSIS GIFT CARD Gift card good for $100 of hypnosis services. Value: $100


B3 Fitness Studio

BASKET OF HAIR PRODUCTS Redken 5th Avenue NYC New Sulfate-Free Color Extend Magnetics System; Lock In Color 3X Fortified; boxed set of sulfate-free shampoo, conditioner, and Deep Attraction Mask for hair; two detangling combs. Value: $55


B3 Fitness Studio

St. Louis Orthodontics Group

JESSICA SIMPSON FANCY LOVE GIFT SET Jessica Simpson Fancy Love gift set includes a 3.4 oz eau de parfum spray, a pencil spray, a 3 oz body lotion, a 3 oz bath and shower crème, and a 4 oz shimmering body spray. Value: $100

Elgin & Leigh Manalang


ARBORIST CONSULTANT One-hour consultation visit by certified arborist and degreed urban forester Bill Spradley, owner of Trees, Forest & Landscapes, Inc., on tree-care concerns or landscape improvements. Expires August 2014. Value: $150


DAY OF TUCKPOINTING SERVICES One day of labor of two men tuckpointing, laying brick, or caulking; materials included. Value: $850


Friend of St. Stephen’s

PEST PROTECTION PACKAGE One year of pest protection on a single property, provided by pest-protection professional and parishioner Greg Venneman. Limited to four services. Does not cover termite treatment. Value: $200


Trees, Forests & Landscapes Inc.

LOWE'S GIFT CARD $100 gift card to Lowe's Home Improvement. Value: $100


Heff's Tuckpointing

HANDY POT LIFTER Cinch Lift pot lifter to help with the load of heavy and awkward items, such as large flowerpots, pumpkins, landscape plants, or small trees. Easy-to-handle webbing and quick connects. Can handle items up to 200 lb and 7 feet wide. Value: $59


Trees, Forests & Landscapes Inc.

Greg Venneman

PIANO TUNING One basic tuning of a grand or upright piano. Value: $90

Goskie's Piano Service


“MR. & MRS.” BASKET Two white bath towels and two beer koozies embroidered with "Mr." and "Mrs"; wine glass with "Mrs."; beer stein with "Mr."; picture frame. Value: $125


Janice Broekelmann

CHRISTMAS SCRAPBOOK AND KIT Christmas decorated scrapbook with 30 pages and page protectors; stickers and paper kit; tape runner adhesive; certificate for two hours of "scrapbook coaching" from former Creative Memories consultant (and current SSP preschool teacher) Christy Biundo. Value: $70

Christy Biundo


CRYSTAL BOWL Heavy-weight crystal bowl. Value: $50


DEVILED EGG DISH Handmade deviled egg dish. Value: $15


Laura Begley

PARTY-FOR-TWO BASKET Two wine glasses, two Ghirardelli chocolates, two bottles of wine, and one cocktail drink. Value: $30


Cheap Signs Fast

PAMPERED CHEF BASKET Pampered Chef Mix N Chop tool, cookbook, catalog, and $25 gift certificate to redeem with Pampered Chef consultant Laura Begley. Value: $40


Claude Lynch (SSP ’59)

LIFE-SIZE CARDBOARD POP UP Life-like and life-size freestanding photo cutout made from your high-resolution photo of the subject, taken from head to toe as close as possible. Value: $200


Alesia Bessire

LEATHER HEADBOARD AND BEDFRAME Queen-size leather headboard and bedframe. Value: $600


Dan Murphy

HANDMADE GREETING CARDS A set of 71 various-occasion greeting cards handmade by school mom Alesia Bessire and her crafting friends. Value: $142


Marianne Powers

FIRE PIT Propane-powered outdoor fire pit. Value: $100


Geraldine Gibala

THANKSGIVING BASKET Eight autumn placemats; three autumn hand towels; oven mitt; Thanksgiving/holiday cookbook. Value: $104


Nancy West

Margo Villar

PARTYLITE SCENTGLOW WARMER PartyLite Sage Owl ScentGlow warmer. Value: $35

Kathy Willhite


ROASTER OVEN Hamilton Beach roaster oven. Value: $75


Herbert Pfaff

SCENTSY WARMER Scentsy full-size Chianti warmer. Value: $35


Lauren Bryant

CHRISTMAS FIGURINES Five Christmas-themed figurines, four of which are musical. Value: $100


Friend of St. Stephen's

STAMPIN' UP BASKET Two stamp pads (Bashful Blue and Pretty Pink), Happy Moments items, two greeting cards, chocolates. Value: $40


Kate May

TASTEFULLY SIMPLE BASKET Artichoke & Spinach Warm Dip Mix; Warm Pizza Dip Mix; Bountiful Beer Bread Mix; Classy Chocolate Pound Cake Mix; Caramel Crème Latte Drink Mix; Frosty Peach Slush Mix; dip crock with lid and serving rack; loaf pan; $15 Tastefully Simple gift certificate to be redeemed with Tastefully Simple consultant Holly Blaskiewicz. Value: $125


Holly Blaskiewicz, Jenny West

TURKEY PLATTER Turkey platter. Value: $34


Marianne Powers

WOODEN BOWL Eight-inch turned wooden bowl. Value: $40

Don Mills


BEIJO WATCH Beijo watch with bronze strap. Value: $35


Pamela Gassner

CROSS NECKLACE Silver-toned cross necklace. Value: $25

Ginger Reese


LIA SOPHIA BRACELET AND EARRINGS Lia Sophia rose-colored 1.5-inch hoop earrings; Lia Sophia 1.5-inch wide mesh bracelet with iridescent studs. Value: $50


MAGNABILITIES NECKLACE AND BRACELET Magnabilities earth-toned pendant on ribbon cord; white leather bracelet with image of Van Gogh's "Night Café." Value: $46


Vincent's Jewelers

SILPADA EARRINGS Silpada silver hoop earrings with silver pendants. Value: $40


Vincent's Jewelers

PEARL NECKLACE / BRACELET /EARRING SET Set of necklace, bracelet, and earrings of freshwater pearls. Value: $85


Vincent's Jewelers

PEARL EARRINGS, SET OF THREE PAIRS Set of three pairs of earrings of various colors of freshwater pearls. Value: $80


Vincent's Jewelers

PEARL EARRINGS, SET OF SEVEN PAIRS Set of seven pairs of earrings of various colors of freshwater pearls. Value: $85


Nancy Killeen

PEARL BRACELETS Set of three freshwater pearl bracelets. Value: $50


Kathy Good

ORIGAMI OWL NECKLACE Origami Owl memory locket on silver chain with blue key. Value: $65


Marcie Meyer

MONTEBELLE ROSARY AND BRACELET Montebelle rosary and matching bracelet in blue, red, turquoise, and silver. Value: $40


Katie Vondera

Julie Lopinot

SILVER AND PEARL EARRINGS AND BRACELET Sterling silver bracelet of lemon and smoky quartz with freshwater pearl dangles, 7.5 inches long; sterling silver matching dangle earrings. Value: $125

Kate Schoellhorn, Stranded With Kate


SILVER STUD EARRINGS, 2 PAIRS Two pairs of silver stud earrings. Value: $29


STELLA & DOT EARRINGS Stella & Dot silver & copper hoop earrings. Value: $30


Cheri Pello

TOUCHSTONE CRYSTAL EARRINGS Touchstone Crystal Doubletake earrings. Value: $50


Ginger Reese

Chris Singler

VINTAGE NECKLACE AND BRACELET Handmade vintage-style necklace and bracelet in browns and bronzes. Value: $50

Claire Patterson


SPIRIT OF SSP BASKET Basket of SSP embroidered goodies, including appliqued stadium blanket, fleece pullover, sweatshirt, headbands, hat, earwarmers, and more. Value: $100


AMERICAN GIRL PACKAGE American Girl doll Isabelle, 2014 Girl of the Year; chair from Josefina's table & chairs set; AG purple party dress, black tights, purple shoes, purple bow headband; square, fuschia AG "Loyal" charm; AG doll-sized St. Stephen uniform jumper, white shirt, and plaid headband. Value: $216


Nancy West, Famously Yours, Gala Committee

BABY GIFT BASKET Handmade baby quilt; baby monitor; WubbaNub; SleepSheep; two handmade changing pads; four binky holders; five onesies; three bibs; Magical Firefly auto mirror; assortment of lotions, shampoo, wipes, and more. Value: $250


Rachael Fogerty

Charlene Deeken, Mary Kay Goodman, Leslie Harbaugh, Maryalice Martchink, Pattie O'Connell, Sharon Reibe, Linda Seemiller, Kay Thenhaus

BABY GIRL EMBROIDERY BASKET White hooded bath towel with baby duck appliqued on hood; long-sleeved onesie with saying; burp cloth with "tutu cute" applique; bib with a baby girl saying; three music CDs; baby shampoo and lotion; small stuffed animal. Value: $135

Janice Broekelmann


DISNEY STORE PRINCESS CLASSIC FILM FASHION DOLLS Disney Store Princess Classic Film Collection set of 10 princess fashion dolls. Value: $99 Claudia Comerford


DISNEY STORE PRINCESS CLASSIC FILM CLOTHING / ACCESSORIES SETS Three Disney Store Princess Classic Film Collection clothing / accessories sets. Value: $45 Claudia Comerford


DISNEY PRINCESS ROLLING BACKPACK Disney princess rolling backpack. Value: $30 Claudia Comerford


MANI / PEDI WITH MS. BLOCK Get a manicure and pedicure, then go out to lunch with SSP second-grade teacher Ms. Block. Mutual date to be agreed on after purchase. Value: $40 Mary Beth Block


SHARK SHOPPE GOODIES Two logoed chairs; two SSP t-shirts; two knit shark hats; one reusable shopping bag. (Shirts are size adult large and youth large; they can be exchanged for other sizes if need be.) Value: $87 St. Stephen Parent-Teacher Organization


HULLABALLOO BASKET Vintage Deadstock (never worn) jewelry from the '60s through the '90s. Value: $50 Hullaballoo Inc.


CROCHETED BAG Silly Yeti Imports Nepal/Tibet brand handmade, multicolor earth-toned crocheted tote bag. Value: $30


MACRAME BAG Off-white and pale-toned macrame bag. Value: $25


Geraldine Gibala

THIRTY-ONE RETRO METRO CROSSBODY BAG Thirty-One Retro Metro crossbody purse in gray paisley print. Value: $50


Tara Ohler-Jenney

Heather Mattingly

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI APPAREL University of Missouri short-sleeved golf shirt, size large; MU black windbreaker, size medium; MU gray short-sleeved golf shirt, size large. Value: $50

Ted & Sharon Hartzler

SIGN- UP PARTY RULES The Sign-Up Parties section offers a sheet listing each individual party with a description. Spaces are available for participants to sign up. Phone number / email address (if available), bid number, and table number are required. Each person must sign up individually (with the exceptions of the Minute to Win It party, Dad and Lad Pizza party, and the Preschool/Kindergarten Backyard Bash – see individual party descriptions for those details). There is no bidding involved. The price for each party is a set amount. Parties are on a first come, first served basis. Only those people signing up for a party (and the hosts) are allowed to attend. A Save the Date card will be mailed to you with your receipt. This section closes at 8:30 p.m.

DOWNTON ABBEY COCKTAIL PARTY An evening of cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and live entertainment in the spirit of English nobility as seen on “Downton Abbey.” Dine on appetizers prepared by Chef Tom Balk (our own Mrs. Pattmore and Daisy), sip drinks served by our dutiful Carson, William, and Thomas, and then retire to the “parlor” for musical entertainment. You are more than welcome to dress as your favorite Downton character or have Bates and Anna dust off your formal attire and dress you for a grand evening of high-society mingling. Hosted by: Steve & Angie Butz and Carol Massmann Saturday, April 5, 2014, 7 p.m., at the Butz Home, 3823 Holly Hills Blvd. $50.00 per person. Limited to 20 people.

LADY BOOKWORMS Join this “instant book club” for women! This group will discuss The House Girl around the Biundo fireplace. Weaving together the narratives of an escaped slave in the pre-Civil War South with that of a rising star in today’s legal world, The House Girl features the voices of two strong characters. Written with lyrical beauty, the novel features several twists in its plots that will certainly lead to lots of good discussion. Copies of the novel are provided this evening. Take it home and get started! Hosted by: Christy Biundo and Judy Mohan Friday, March 28, 2014, 6:30 p.m., at the Biundo Home, 4078 Holly Hills Blvd. $20.00 per person. Limited to 8 people.

TODDLER BUSY-BAG MAKE AND TAKE Make and take a busy bag containing materials for 8 to 10 activities to entertain a child between 2 and 5 years of age. The bags are designed for use in home, church, restaurants – wherever a little one needs to have some independent quiet time. Great for parents but also for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and babysitters to have at their houses when little ones come over. This is a “grown-up party” and includes wine and light appetizers. Hosted by: Carol-anne Lorenz Thursday, April 3, 2014, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Lorenz Home at 3833 Wilmington Ave. $20.00 per person. Limited to 10 people.

DAD + LAD + PIZZA + BASKETBALL Dad and son(s) build and enjoy their own pizza then proceed to the gym for fun and games. Open to dads and sons aged 5 and up. Price is per family unit. Hosted by: Dan Murphy and Chris Comerford Saturday, June 28, 2014, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at St. Stephen’s cafeteria and Parish Center $30.00 per family. Limited to 10 families.

FOUR ROSES BOURBON TASTING Component tasting of the 10 recipes of Four Roses Bourbon, presented by expert Patti McDonald. Includes a complimentary glass, informative literature, and hearty finger foods to compliment the drinks. Learn a lot, laugh a lot, and drink …. at your own discretion. Hosted by: Chuck & Brooke Pemberton Friday, March 7, 2014, 7 p.m., at the Pemberton Home, 3815 Fillmore St. $40.00 per person. Limited to 8 people.

VIVA LA BOCCE Participate in a bocce tournament with randomly chosen teams at the Italia-America Bocce Club on The Hill. Drinks and appetizers included. Hosted by: Andy & Theresa Sciaroni, Jeff & Sue Marsek Saturday, June 7, 2014, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., at the Italia-America Bocce Club, 2210 Marconi Ave. $40.00 per person. Limited to 40 people.

JUNIOR CAKE DECORATING WORKSHOP This class is a hands-on peek into the world of cake decorating. Class begins with a few demonstrated techniques, followed by a little practice time. Kids learn to wow the family with creative cake decorating techniques. Learn how to make icing from scratch and the basics of cake decorating. All supplies included. Children must be 8 years old to attend. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Hosted by: Holly Blaskiewicz and Sweet Tart Bakery Saturday, March 15, 2014, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., in St. Stephen’s parish hall $15.00 per person. Limited to 15 participants. (Kids under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult.)

LAST-DAYS-OF-SUMMER FIESTA Celebrate the last days of summer with fiesta flair! Margaritas, wine, beer, live music, dance floor, fire pit, and authentic Mexican food. Hosted by: Jeff & Sue Marsek, Andy & Theresa Sciaroni, Pattie & Tim O’Connell, Ron & Kay Thenhaus Saturday, September 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m., at the Marsek Home, 3938 Bowen Street (Rain date: September 20, 2014) $45.00 per person. Limited to 30 people.

MARTIAL ARTS MANIA Martial arts sampler (Tae Kwan Do, Karate, Kung-Fu) taught by Elgin Manalang, black belt instructor at Concordia Turners. Snacks and drinks provided. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Hosted by: Elgin Manalang Saturday, March 8, 2014, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., in St. Stephen’s parish hall $15.00 per person. Limited to 15 people.

THIN DIMES HOUSE CONCERT These party hosts transform a Holly Hills home into an intimate concert venue, where you can enjoy the music of award-winning folk-blues band The Thin Dimes. Evening will be enhanced with Urban Chestnut craft beer, cocktails, and savory appetizers. Hosted by: Victoria Hatfield, Tim & Kristi Mantych, Jeff & Sue Ortinau Friday, April 11, 2014, 7 p.m., at Victoria Hatfield’s home, 6238 Arendes Drive $40.00 per person. Limited to 30 people.

MINUTE TO WIN IT As seen on TV! A night of hilarity as teams complete in crazy challenges in a unique version of “Minute to Win It.” After a buffet dinner, teams of four will compete in a variety of competitions. Beer, wine, soda, and snacks provided. Hosted by: Greg & Robin Venneman, Dan & Jenny West Saturday, August 9, 2014, 6 p.m., in St. Stephen’s Parish Center $120.00 per TEAM of 4. Limited to 15 teams of four. Only one team member purchases the spot.

PRESCHOOL / KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES BACKYARD BBQ BASH Snacks, BBQ, sides, dessert, and beverages (beer, wine, soda, and juice). Hosted by: Brooks & Erin Goedeker Saturday, July 12, 2014, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Goedeker Home, 6128 Leona St. $50.00 per FAMILY. Limited to 7 families.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER: “DEAD GIVEAWAY” Take part in a dinner-party whodunit. Guests have been invited to the mansion of Mr. Brown, a wealthy and well-known businessman. Although very disliked in the community, all are shocked when the truth of his past deeds unfolds as he becomes victim to a heinous crime. The mystery is set in the 1920s. All guests will be instructed ahead of time about the character they are portraying and are expected to attend in costume. Hosted by: Bob & Denise Dowd, John & Sue Hogenmiller Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7 p.m., at the Dowd Home, 3805 Holly Hills Blvd. $50.00 per person. Limited to 8 people.

PERENNIAL BREWERY TOUR AND TASTING Attention beer lovers: Perennial Artisan Ales, established in 2011, has made national headlines and has been named one of the ten “Up and Coming Breweries to Watch.” Treat yourself to a tour of their facilities and sample a variety of their hand-crafted brews in their tasting room. Appetizers provided. Hosted by: Jason & Gina Joly, Chad & Janet Wilcox, Mark & Stephanie Wobbe Saturday, June 21, 2014, 7 p.m., at Perennial Artisan Ales, 8125 Michigan Ave. $35.00 per person. Limited to 20 people.

MOOLAH RAFFLE For $25 a ticket, our Gala Moolah raffle offers the chance to win $2,500, $1,000, $500, or one of four $250 prizes. These will be awarded as cash in your hand at the start of the Oral Auction. Only 600 of these tickets will be sold.

iPAD AIR RAFFLE For $5 per ticket (or five tickets for $20) you get a chance to win the brand-new lighter and thinner iPad Air. Winner drawn at end of Oral Auction. Value: $499. Sponsors: Rory Shelton & Susan Klein-Shelton

XBOX ONE RAFFLE For $5 per ticket (or five tickets for $20) you get a chance to win the newly released Xbox One gaming/entertainment system. Includes one game to get you started. Winner drawn at end of Oral Auction. Value: $499. Sponsors: Christian Mullgardt & Julia Farrell

QUILT RAFFLE Take a chance on winning a beautiful queen-size quilt – Wedgewood blue and white with intricate stitching – handmade by St. Stephen’s own quilters group. Tickets are $2 each or six for $10. Value: Priceless heirloom.

BALLOON RAFFLE For $20 a “pop,” purchase a guaranteed win of a gift certificate worth at least $20. You can’t lose! Thirty balloons available. Don’t delay. Available certificates and their donors: Arbonne ($40) (Susan Hubert-Jeep) Big Shark Bicycle Co. ($50) California Pizza Kitchen ($20 x 2) (Nick & Jill Pace) Cardinals voucher (2 tickets x 5) (St. Louis Cardinals) First Fitness ($40) (Marjorie Zuzack) Gifted Gardener ($50) Granite City Brewing ($25 x 2) (Nick & Jill Pace) Initials Inc. ($50) (Nancy Slade) Panera ($20 x 2)

Pei Wei ($20 x 4) (Nick & Jill Pace) Pink Zebra ($40) (Erin Watson) SSP Shark Shoppe ($30 x 2) (St. Stephen PTO) Thirty-One ($50) (Heather Mattingly) Trim Salon ($45) Ted Drewes ($20) Vito’s Restaurant ($35 x 2) Welsch Heating/Cooling ($50) (Mary Ellen Holdenried) Woodard Carpet Cleaning ($100) (ME Holdenried)

“PEACE-OUT” PHOTO BOOTH Who doesn't love a photo booth? Have fun with our '60s- and '70s-themed props while the camera snaps away. Unlimited fun at no extra charge. Your immortalized merriment will shared with all on the big screen and will be available for download on Flickr after the Gala.

WINE RAFFLE Purchase a “mystery” bottle of wine for $10. All of the wine is worth at least that much, so everyone’s a winner – as long as you get there before it sells out! Buy two bottles and earn a chance to win the Wine Raffle Basket.

WINE RAFFLE CONTRIBUTORS Jane Alles Tom & Ileana Amsler Jane & Loy Barber Chris & Carol Basler Christy & Giaspare Biundo John & Terry Blaskiewicz Matt & Holly Blaskiewicz Anne & Dave Borgmeyer Travis & Christine Dawson Charlene Deeken Bob & Denise Dowd John & Chelli Faletti Janet Fedak Laura Foizey Four Seasons Dinner Club Greg & Robin Fournelle Desiree Frasure Ian & Bridgette Fyvie Liz Gaydos

Steve & Sandy Gaydos Brooks & Erin Goedeker Kelly Granda Matt & Ann Marie Guntli Ted & Sharon Hartzler Victoria Hatfield Lisa Haubrich John & Sue Hogenmiller Mary Ellen Holdenried Kate Hudson Andy Kopff Catherine & Leonard Kratzer Wency & Cathy Kveton Jim & Judy Liermann Tony & Stephanie Minor Mike & Christie O'Neil Bob & Jan Oppelt Marianne Powers Scott & Laurie Rahn

Katie Renick Tom & Lisa Roth Emily Schmidt Kate Schoellhorn Lauren Schoellhorn Andy & Theresa Sciaroni Carol Sestric St. Stephen Holy Name Society Jerry Steinkuehler Gary & Betsy Stoff Mike & Jean Szerzinski Ron & Kay Thenhaus Greg & Robin Venneman Rita Wich Michelle Wobbe Stephanie & Mark Wobbe Young Family

CASH / IN-KIND DONATION SPONSORS Saundra Barker Holly & Matt Blaskiewicz (’90) Tom & Jeanette Brown Ted & Sharon Hartzler Roberta Hummel Hesse (’68) Nancy Stough Hillhouse (’61) John A. Hummel (’58) Rick Krieger (’69) In Memory of David C. Mueller (’55) Marcella Mueth

William H. Oppliger (’42) John W. Pelch (’57) Bob & Kathy Reich St. Stephen Girl Scouts St. Stephen Holy Name Society St. Stephen Quilters Ted Rechtin (’87) Helen Reig & Vernon Hatridge Jeanne Landholt Schlafly (’70) Ruth Schmitz

Patrick Schrappen Sielfleisch Roofing Co. Mary Ann Simon Audrey Friehs Smith (’35) Gene & Janet Vanderpluym Thomas A. & Karen Villa (’59) Joan Cantalin Wahl (’68) Len & Shirley Weathers Christopher Wentz (’69) Mary White