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St. Rose adjusts annual Unity Supper to COVID-Style event

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CROFTON — The St. Rose Unity Supper Committee recently announced several important changes to the event’s format this year, due to health restrictions from COVID-19. The annual Unity Supper and Grand Auction at St. Rose Parish and School in Crofton is the parish’s largest fundraiser of the year.

“This year has been a year of new ways of doing things and adapting as we go,” the committee said in a recent release. “The Unity Supper and Grand Auction is no exception. With your help and support, we can make this year’s event just as fun and successful as always.”

The Grand Auction, which normally takes place with a catered meal and silent auction, has been moved to a virtual online format. It will take place Feb. 13, at 7 p.m., with CHJ Auctioneers handling the auction. All Grand Auction items will be available for bidding online via only.

Instructions on how to sign up and bid will be available via the parish website, mailings and through the Crofton Journal and parish flocknote formats.

All Grand Auction items are due for listing by Jan. 23. Any items listed after Jan. 23 will automatically be placed on the Silent Auction this year. To list Grand Auction items, contact Joyce Stevens immediately, 605-661-5736.

The Silent Auction, normally held in conjunction with the Grand Auction and meal, will be set up for bidding over a three-day period, Feb. 12-Feb. 14, at the St. Rose Parish Center. To donate items to the Silent Auction, contact Wendy Wieseler, 402-388- 2642, at home, or 402-388-2647, at Uptown Style.

The annual catered Unity Supper meal will now be a drivethrough meal Feb. 14, from 5-7 p.m. Meal tickets have been reduced to $25 each, but must be purchased in advance. There will be no meal sales the day of the event, because the committee needs to plan for an exact meal count.

Dinner tickets this year will be available after weekend Masses at St. Rose and the St. Rose School/ Parish office, as well as at Uptown Style, Town and Country Insurance and Main Street Treasures in Crofton.

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