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‘Gold Rush’ Benefits David City Catholic Schools

DAVID CITY (SNR) - The Aquinas High School gym in David City was transformed into an Old West town for “Gold Rush 2010,” the 12th annual fundraiser for Aquinas and St. Mary schools in David City.

A record-breaking crowd attended the event: 500 tickets were sold and around $200,000 was raised for the schools.

Superintendent Father Kenneth Hoesing said the evening was amazing. “There is just something about the giving atmosphere of the evening that is almost beyond words,” he said. “I am very grateful for all of our donors and volunteers who make this happen.”

The steering committee of 20 volunteers spent a year planning the event. Local businessman Mike Novotny built an “Old West” street front to cover the west end of the gym. Those attending walked on a wooden boardwalk and past an 1800s bank, country store, hotel, livery, carriage company and saloon.

The evening started with Mass followed by a silent auction, dinner, and live auction. Russ and Diane Moravec and family were the auctioneers for the evening. Alumni Mick and Tim Kovar of Bordertown provided country music during the silent auction.

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