This November, Kennedy hosted its thirty-fourth annual auction. Being that it is Kennedy Catholic’s Jubilee Year, it was an extremely important fundraising event to ensure continuous prosperity and a positive legacy for the school. A large part of the function’s success can be attributed to the participation of students, family, and members of the community.
By donating their time to serve at the auction, Kennedy students were able to enjoy the exciting atmosphere while lending a hand to make sure everything ran smoothly. Whether they did their part as food servers, runners, live auction assistants, or ticket counters, their efforts enabled productive operations. Students had the ability to interact with guests such as family friends, teachers, and those in administration while accommodating their needs to guarantee an entertaining and pleasurable experience.
Additionally, Kennedy students provided music for the attendees; for two of Kennedy’s finest musicians and one of its vocalists performed all night to create an enjoyable atmosphere. Participating in the event as a volunteer allowed students to interact on a level outside of the classroom and feel good about contributing to the school’s success.
Aside from student help, the parents of Kennedy students and alumni made certain that the night attained its ultimate goal: raising money for the school. Not only did many families make generous contributions for the silent auction, but they also donated big ticket items for the live auction. More importantly, there was constant bidding and healthy sales being made. As Father Vaillancourt said, “The event is a great community builder, opportunity to enjoy a nice meal, and to bid on tremendous prizes at the generosity of all the Kennedy communities coming together.”
Overall, the auction was an immense success for Kennedy. All the monetary donations made will allow for improvements with academic, technological, and athletic developments within the school. As the auctioneer perfectly stated, “ We came to raise funds, to have a good time. We’re here to have fun, but it’s all really for the students.
Thank you to all who came out and helped support the 2015 auction!