January 16, 2016
Amarillo—The annual Auction and Steak Dinner to benefit the Catholic Student Center at West Texas A&M University in Canyon is set for Saturday, Feb. 6 from 6:00pm to midnight at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4100 South Coulter.
Tickets are $50 each and, as in the past, must be purchased in advance since no tickets will be sold at the door, according to Father S. Christopher Schwind, CSC chaplain and executive director.
“The fifty dollar ticket includes a steak dinner, dancing to the music of Young Country, a live and silent auction and a raffle,” he said.
Once again the Student Center is seeking people who are willing to donate a gift basket for the silent auction.
“I’m looking forward to the event, since this is my first year at the Student Center,” said Father Schwind. “The event was a success last year, due to the generous support from the people of our diocese and we are looking forward to another successful event in February.”
A portion of the proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward maintenance and continuing upgrade of the Catholic Student Center, built in 1992 and located at 2610 4th Ave. in Canyon.
Another aspect of the fundraiser is a raffle. Tickets are available at $10.00 each. Top prize is a $2,500 MasterCard Gift Card, second prize is a $1,0000 MasterCard Gift Card and third prize is a $500 MasterCard Gift Card.
Only 3,000 raffle tickets will be sold and those tickets can be purchased at the Catholic Student Center during regular business hours or from students who will be selling tickets at numerous parishes in the Diocese of Amarillo during the month of January. The drawing will take place at the conclusion of the live auction and those purchasing tickets need not be present to win.
The annual auction and steak dinner serves as the principal fundraiser for the CSC, according to Father Schwind.
“Of course, this is the main source of funding for our campus ministries, but it is also a great opportunity for people to meet the students that they are supporting and for the students to show their appreciation for all the generosity we have received throughout the year,” he said.
To purchase a ticket, to donate a gift basket, to purchase a raffle ticket, or to donate items for the silent and live auctions, please contact Betty Aragon at the Catholic Student Center, at 655-4345.