Rock it Man Entertainment provided the music for the St. Edward Catholic school “Musical Night Out” event Saturday, February 1 at the American Legion with its dueling pianos playing musical requests from the audience. Everyone was having a great time at “Musical Night Out”, including this group from St. Edward School (above). Left to right, Father Keith, Mike Horner, Father Craig, Claren Novotny, Sondra Hohlford (hidden), Robin Traen and Mary Ann Horner. Chuck Deutz auctioned off the items for the live auction.

Good cause draws good crowd

Annual fundraiser benefits St. Ed’s School

Another highly successful event to raise money for the St. Edward School is in the books. Coordinators sold 170 tickets for the "Musical Night Out", which featured a silent auction, meal, live auction, musical entertainment and more. All proceeds from the event go to the St. Edward youth religious education and to continue to empower them in their faith. The silent auction featured nearly 60 donated items, with each one getting numerous bids by those in attendance.

A meal catered by Robert Deslauriers Catering of Gary, SD, featured chicken, beef tips, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, dinner roll and dessert. The highlight of the evening came when the live auction began.

Chuck Deutz of Deutz Auctions again served as auctioneer.First-timers at this annual event dropped their jaws at the number of generous bids. Homemade pies went for as much as $300 each, items made by students from various classes at St. Edward went for as much as $500 and $600. Three separate bidding groups were each awarded a “Dinner with Father Craig” (Timmerman) after bidding $3,100.

“It’s always like this,” said one woman who annually attends the event. “The local people really support the St. Edward School, as they do with other events and fundraisers that we have in town.”

Over 50 donated live auction items included such things as family packages from the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Timberwolves, St. Paul Saints, Mall of America, and Sioux Falls Stampede.

There were also a large package of lottery tickets, ground beef and pork bundles, bags of soybeans and corn, tons of gravel, and much more.

There was a gun raffle, as well as a wine raffle with several different bottles of wine to choose from. Rock it Man Entertainment, a dueling pianos group from the Twin Cities, provided the entertainment on stage.

Rock it Man sends two or three of its many group members to various events each year, In all, they have performed over 700 shows over the last four years in North America.

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