The annual dinner/auction to support the operations of Bishop Hogan Memorial School at Chillicothe is April 26th.
The doors open at 4 o'clock to allow the public to view the items in the silent auction rooms. A dinner is at 6:30 followed by a live auction. Bishop Hogan officials say, because of the nature of the evening, only those ages 21 and older will be admitted.
A Mardi Gras theme of Jazzing It Up for Catholic Education is being used this year.
Donated items or services for the auction are being sought. Persons wishing to donate are asked to contact the Bishop Hogan School at Chillicothe.
Since the school is under the umbrella of St. Columban Catholic Church, it does not receive government funding provided to public schools.
Bishop Hogan officials say the school does participate in the federal hot lunch program which allows the school to help students at or near poverty guidelines. Bishop Hogan officials say the great bulk of the school costs involves such things as teacher salaries, utilities, and building maintenanceâ€”which are the responsibility of the school and St.Columban.
Bishop Hogan officials say they seek to provide a quality education and a solid upbringing in Christian faith and ideals that stay with the students for a lifetime.