Monastery News Page
October 09, 2018


A Fundraising Evening With Food, Fellowship and Fun
 
      On Saturday evening, October 6th, we held our annual St. Benedict Monastery Benefit Dinner at the Knights of Columbus hall in Lake Orion.  Over a month ago we started to make preparations and sell tickets (which included a meal for two and an entry for the reverse raffle).  All the tickets were sold and over 130 people came to show their support for our community and spend an evening enjoying good food, fun and fellowship.  Most of the organizing and arrangements were made by Br. Paul Culver and the delicious meal was prepared by Br. Marty Singer.

     The main feature of the evening was the reverse raffle during which all the tickets were drawn.  Every third ticket drawn won a consolation prize (such as gift certificates redeemable for goods or services from local businesses).  The final five remaining would be drawn to share in the prize money ranging from $500 to the final ticket drawn for the grand prize of $2,000!  Among the evening events were also silent auctions for items ranging from hand-crafted items, appliances and specialized services as well as a bake sale.  The highlight of the auction was a painting created by Br. Antony Maldonado.

     For the 20th year, we had a successful and enjoyable fundraising evening for all who participated.  We thank the Knights of Columbus for their assistance and the facility they provided! 


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