“Finally, Together Again!”
Virtual Silent Auction &
In Person Live annual
Holiday Auction & Gala
November 19, 2022 at 5pm
Our sincere thanks to Scott Danner, the Auction Leads, Sponsors, Guests, Volunteers, Teachers, and Staff for making this event a huge success!
Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 18, 2023, for the “O Holy Night” 33rd annual Auction & Gala!
After two years of waiting, we were FINALLY TOGETHER AGAIN! The 32nd annual Holiday Auction & Gala presented by Freedom Street Partners https://www.freedomstreetpartners.com/ was a huge success!
274 people were in attendance for this adults-only social event and Live Auction! Auctioneer extraordinaire, Scott Danner, was back and better than ever! The room was electric with very spirited bidding and a lot of laughs! Even Santa was there! The Auction Leads put together such great grade level Class Packages that they broke an Auction record by raising $28,950 from their creations!
Kristen Grabill and our SMS Bakers helped raise $1,185 in Treasures from the Kitchen, which had been on hold for two years.
We will announce the total amount raised when we return from Christmas break. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s event online and/or in person.
Wishing everyone a blessed Christmas and New Year!
Auction Chair & Development Director
The winner of the .90-carat Diamond solitaire 14k necklace from the Champagne & Diamonds Raffle sponsored by Louis &
was Ms. Johnson.
The winners of the Cash Raffle were – $1,000 prize – Ms. Lisa Dean $500 prize – Ms. Mary Ann Wallace
Many thanks to this year’s Auction & Gala sponsors who helped make this event a huge success!
Champagne & Diamonds Raffle Sponsor
Entertainment & Photo Booth Sponsor
Dessert & Coffee Table Sponsor
Wine Pull Sponsor
Balloon & Table Decoration Sponsor
School Fuel Raffle Sponsor
Cash Raffle Ticket Printing Sponsor
VIP Chairs and Special Linens
Capt. Mike at Chic’s Beach Rental & Fishing donated a weekend beach house stay and a Fishing Trip for 3 or Dolphin Cruise for 6!
Auction Catalog Printing
Atlantic Office Technologies
We also thank and greatly appreciate all of the businesses that generously donated goods and/or services.
Please patronize these businesses and let them know you saw their sponsorship at the SMS Auction & Gala.
2022 Travel Experience Packages Up for Bidding:
Please note that the Ireland Adventure trip allows 2 years from November 19, 2022, to travel!
6-Night Getaway in Dublin, Ennis & Killarney, Historic Castle Overnight Stay, Rental Car, Guinness Storehouse VIP Tickets, Gap of Dunloe, Inis Oirr & Cliffs of Moher Excursions for 2
This Experience Includes:
- Cassidys Hotel, Dublin – night 1
- The Old Ground Hotel, Ennis – nights 2 & 3
- Randles Court Hotel, Killarney – nights 4 & 5
- Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin – night 6 with 3-course dinner for 2
- Daily breakfast for 2
- Full-day tour for 2 to Inis Oirr and Cliffs of Moher
- Full-day tour for 2 on the Gap of Dunloe
- 2 VIP tickets to the Guinness Storehouse
- 6-day rental of a manual (stick shift) car
- Booking & concierge service
Escape the run of the mill and become enchanted with a captivating journey through Ireland, where you will explore pre-historic forts, navigate pristine lakes and discover hidden gems on this guided adventure through Gaelic culture.
Arrive in Dublin. There is no need for a car in the city of Dublin, however, we suggest taking the air coach bus or a taxi to the Cassidys Hotel in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre. Your afternoon is open to exploring Dublin’s Georgian city. There is plenty to see and do with visitor attractions such as the Jameson Distillery, Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Goal, and St. Patrick Cathedral. Visit the Guinness Storehouse and enjoy two VIP tickets to Dublin’s top visitor attraction. Stay overnight at the Cassidys Hotel (3-star).
Start with a full Irish breakfast included at the hotel. The morning is free time to visit any of the above attractions that you couldn’t fit in the previous day. Rental car provided for the drive to the lively town of Ennis, Co. Clare (approximately three hours from Dublin), and stay overnight at The Old Ground Hotel (4-star). The evening is free to explore the town.
Enjoy a full Irish breakfast at The Old Ground Hotel. Visit Inis Oirr and cruise under the Cliffs of Moher in the same day.
Take a 30-minute ferry journey from Doolin to Inis Oirr (Eastern Island) and enjoy the many attractions including ancient castles, a shipwreck, a lighthouse, one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches, a modern playground, and several fine pubs and cafes with delicious local food and traditional Irish music.
The return cruise via the Cliffs of Moher is a spectacular journey below these world-famous cliffs which tower over 700 ft above the sea. Like a viewing platform for prehistoric giants who wish to peer over the edge of Europe, the cliffs are the crowning glory of the Clare coastline and provide an unrivaled view across the vast boiling wildness of the Atlantic Ocean. Drive back to Ennis. Stay overnight at The Old Ground Hotel.
Enjoy a full Irish breakfast at The Old Ground Hotel. Depart Ennis for the Shannon Region and take your car on the ferry crossing at Tarbert. Drive along the picturesque coastal route through the scenic Burren to the Aillwee Caves. Continue the drive to Killarney (approximately two hours from Ennis) and stay overnight in the Randles Court Hotel (4-star). Your evening is open to wander around this vibrant little town.
Enjoy a full Irish breakfast at the Randles Court Hotel. Enjoy a day tour on the Gap of Dunloe including a “jaunting cart” with local “jarvey” (driver) and a boat trip on the Lakes of Killarney. The Gap of Dunloe is a beautiful glacial valley in the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range, which dominates the skyline of Killarney. The three main lakes of Killarney and the mountains that surround them are all within the Killarney National Park. The Lower Lake is nearest to the town; it is studded with islands and has Muckross Abbey and Ross Castle on its eastern shore.
Take a jaunting cart (pony & carriage) for a 10km journey through the Gap, in the heart of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks. You will experience some of Ireland’s most breathtaking scenery.
Take a 20km boat trip through the Upper Lake, the most beautiful of the Three Lakes, through the Long Range Rover, and past Eagle’s Nest Mountain, the last home of the Golden Eagle in Ireland. The boat ride continues passing under high mountains, arched bridges, and to Inisfallen Island, home to the ruins of Inisfallen Abbey which dates back to 600 AD. Your boat journey will continue on to Ross Castle in the heart of Killarney National Park. Return to Killarney in the late afternoon and stay overnight at the Randles Court Hotel.
Enjoy a full Irish breakfast at the Randles Court Hotel. Depart Killarney for your drive to back to Dublin (approximately four hours) where you will enjoy a 3-course dinner (excluding beverages) and an overnight stay in the beautiful Clontarf Castle Hotel (4-star).
Originally built in 1172 as part of an inner circle of defense sites protecting Dublin during battles, the Castle was opened in 1998 as a 4-star hotel and has undergone a 10 million Euro upgrade and renovation. Located just 10 minutes from the heart of Dublin’s city center and 5 miles from Dublin Airport, the Clontarf Castle Hotel is an oasis, tucked away in a tranquil setting, surrounded by fabulous golf courses and the sounds of lapping waters from the Irish Sea.
Enjoy a full Irish breakfast at Clontarf Castle. Check out of the hotel and drive to nearby Dublin Airport where you will return the rental car and say farewell to Ireland.
Note: The listed properties are subject to availability, in a standard category room. Comparable alternatives may be booked.
Enjoy a 6-day manual (stick shift)* car rental (Day 2-Day 7); pick up in Dublin city center, return at Dublin Airport. Rental includes VAT, collision damage waiver insurance, theft protection insurance, and unlimited mileage. Does not include the drop-off fee when returning the car to airport. (*Note: automatic transmission will require a supplemental fee). For more detailed information, please go to https://one.bidpal.net/stmattsauction/welcome Live Auction item #8.