St. Rose School Auction Shatters Record

St. Rose School Auction Shatters Record
St. Rose School Auction Shatters Record

St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Ephrata shattered its record for money raised at the 28th Annual Benefit Auction Saturday night.

I was honored to serve as the Master of Ceremonies. And having attended St. Rose from kindergarten through sixth grade, I was humbled by the amount of money raised for my old school.

St. Rose grossed $164,900 from the auction, which is roughly $70,000 more than it had ever grossed before.

The live auction raised over $100,000 alone. Another $31,500 was raised for Father Kerr’s scholarship fund.

In a blog on the school’s website, principal Amy Krautscheid wrote, “Only a short few years ago, we wondered if our little school would close. Now our worry has changed to where we can put another class and whether to add seventh and eighth grade. Amazing.”

I personally hope to help St. Rose set another record in the auction next year.