Amarillo—The deadline to make reservations for the fourth annual Bishop's Gala has been extended. The new deadline is Tuesday, April 28. The annual Gala will take place Friday, May 1 at Amarillo Country Club, 4800 Bushland Blvd.
The annual gala, sponsored by the Catholic Foundation of the Texas Panhandle, will begin with social hour at 6:30pm.
The evening will also include dinner, after dinner comments by Bishop Patrick J. Zurek, a live auction, dance and casino tables.
Chairing the gala are Mark and Michelle Koetting and Dan and Nicole Koetting, all parishioners at St. Thomas the Apostle, Amarillo.
Tickets are $75.00 per person and Benefactor tables are $1,500 for ten. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available. They include:
• Gold Level, beginning at $2,000;
• Silver Level, beginning at $1,000; and,
• Bronze Level, beginning at $500.
Please contact Kim Richard at 383-2243 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and benefits of Gala Sponsorships.
Checks for tickets and sponsorships should be made payable to “Diocese of Amarillo” and stubbed “Bishop’s Gala.”
Professional photography will be provided by Gray’s Studio of Amarillo. Pictures from last year’s Gala have been printed and guests can pick them up at the Gala or by calling Richard at 383-2243, ext. 130.
Providing music for this year’s gala will be Andy Chase and the Dustbowl Daredevils.
One of the items to be auctioned off at the Bishop’s Gala is a Ladies Diamond Necklace and Earrings, donated by Paul Goodin, owner of Goodin’s Jewelry, Inc., in Amarillo.
“Both the necklace and earrings contain black and white diamonds and are made with a combination of 14 karat white gold and 14 karat yellow gold,” said Richard. “The necklace contains 1.03 carat total weight (CT) of diamonds and the earrings contain 1.36 CT. The retail value for the two are $2,800.”
Other items scheduled to be auctioned off include:
--A Utah Alpine Ski Retreat, valued at $6,375, which includes Park City Lift Tickets, a three-night stay at the Hyatt Escala Lodge and airfare for two;
--A Pebble Beach Golf Experience, valued at $6,745. This includes a round of golf on the Pebble Beach Golf Links, a three-night stay at the Inn at Spanish Bay and airfare for two;
--A Lake Tahoe Weekend Getaway, valued at $5,292. This includes a three-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort and airfare for two;
--A Guided Dove Hunt in Dallam County/Texline area for four people; and,
--An oversized rocking chair, donated by Today Styles Too in Amarillo.
Once again this year at the Bishop’s Gala, the Heads or Tails game will be played. Attendees will be encouraged to purchase a $20 chance and get a handstamp for a chance to win. You may buy two chances to win your share of $800 in merchandise.
“Those playing Heads or Tails will choose Heads or Tails before a flip of the coin, putting your hand on your ‘head’ or your ‘tail,’ said Richard. “If you choose the winning end, so to speak, you remain standing. Those that don’t sit down. The game continues, with those remaining choosing ‘heads’ or ‘tails,’ each time before the coin is tossed. The final participants will come to the front of the room for the final coin tosses. The last player standing who has selected the correct ‘end’ wins.”
Dress for the evening is cocktail attire. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Helen Sage at 467-0762; Sandy Riney at 359-6706; Carmen Salamy at 352-3584; or, Claudia Britten at 383-2243, ext. 119.