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Necklace Up For Grabs ; Party Baskets Being Offered For Ball and Charity Auction

January 22, 2021 2:37pm

The Storm Lake St. Mary’s Virtual Ball and Charity Auction will be held on March 6th.

A big prize this year is a 14K rose gold diamond necklace, which has one carat total weight of diamonds in stations across the center, donated by Paxtons Jewelry. The necklace can be won by participating in the virtual auction and purchasing a Paxtons Chest of Chance grab bag online for 30-dollars each. The bags will include gift certificates, t-shirts, sweatshirts, gift items, and one lucky bag will have a certificate for the necklace.

The theme for the Ball and Charity Auction is “A Starry Night.” Since the event will be virtual again this year, something new available are Starry Night Party Baskets for hosting your own virtual bidding party. The baskets are being donated by VT Industries, and may be purchased online at, or stop by the St. Mary's Parish Office. Orders must be made by Friday, February 26th. The baskets can be picked up on Friday, March 5th from 4 to 6pm at the Parish Hall.

100-dollar Big Raffle Tickets are still available to purchase online at All proceeds help operate the school. The Chair couples for the event are Dr. John and Lindsay Armstrong, and Colin and Trisha Schmitt.

(pictured above...Gary and Rhonda Ringgenberg of Paxtons Jewelry present the striking diamond necklace in trendy 14K rose gold to the 2021 St. Mary’s Virtual Ball and Charity Auction chair, Lindsay Armstrong)