STA Annual Community Auction


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Events are listed by Class, then in chronological order.

Wander the World with 2019 Parents, Next Stop: Cuba!
Vamanos! Our destination takes us south of the 35th parallel (and west of 35W) as we imagine the sights and sounds of the once forbidden island of Cuba and the fabled city of Havana for a night at the legendary Tropicana Night Club. Wear your dance shoes because the "Rhythm is Gonna Get You" when we spin the Latin hits and "turn the beat around' to the sounds of Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine. Guests will enjoy a Cuban-inspired menu while we pour mojitos and cerveza. Jump in the conga line to buy your tickets now and join us as we rumba and mambo the night away! Cha-cha-cha!

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Historic Merrill Mansion in Minneapolis.
Cost: $50 per person

Your Hosts: Lance & Jaime Arnett, Chris & Angela Budzius, Mark Copeland & Kathleen Goldammer-Copeland, Troy & Kristin Heuermann, Peter & Beth Jackson, Joe '89 & Jeanne Nardi, Walter McFarland & Kathryn Ter Horst, Steve '86 & Susan Finn, Sharon & Chris Taylor, Dan & Brenda Vansteenburg, Rhett & Shayna McSweeney, Jeffrey & Karen Pilney (Vis '91) Montpetit

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x $50.00

Class of 2020 Parents Amazing Race
Tie up your laces, Class of 2020 Parents, for an "Amazing Race" expedition: Good luck... travel safe... go! Join the race for a fun night of food, beverages, and mingling with other 2020 parents! Don't be the last team to the "pit stop" or you may miss out on the "amazing" prizes at the award ceremony. Amazing race activities will take place outdoors on the STA campus. The night will end with the final event off campus. No experience necessary - just a good sense of humor.

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 7:00-10:00 PM
Location: STA Campus
Cost: $30 per person

Your Hosts: John & Margie Bettenburg, Brian '85 & Michelle Kueppers, Sonja Hanggi, Scott & Laura Herzog, James '85 & Erica MacDonald, John '82 & Ellen Schreier, John '88 & Allison Torinus, Timothy & Nancy Kettler, Mark '78 & Amy Boland, Mike '90 & Shelagh Bushlack, Paul & Molly Reppenhagen, Steve & Kris Goldade

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x $30.00

1st Annual Taste of the States Expedition, First Destination: West by Southwest 2021 Parent Party
Have you ever wondered where your sons will end up after graduation? They will scatter to the four corners, before we know it. In the meantime, grab your compass and preview some of the sounds, spirits, and cuisine of our United States available at each auction through 2021. This year, y'all sidle up to our watering hole to savor the zesty flavors of our Western and Southwestern States through a sampling of hearty fare, wine, and regional beverages. Tie up your horse out front. Saddle optional.

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: The Zak Residence
Cost: $50 per person

Your Hosts: Brad & Kate Horst, Kevin & Kerri Klemz, Tom Revnew & Liz Revnew-Wolf, Mike & Bridget Zak

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x $50.00

2022 Parents Set Sail on the Love Boat!
Love, exciting and new! Come aboard, we're expecting you! Come across the gangway and set sail for a high seas adventure with STA class of 2022 parents. Plan your voyage for Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 6:30 at the Cashill home port-of-call in Mendota Heights. Once underway, explore delights on the promenade deck, such as cruise games and exciting prizes. Treat yourself to a dinner buffet and bar. Complimentary valet parking is provided. Cruise theme wear encouraged, but not required! Experience all that the open sea has to offer! Book now!

Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: The Cashill Residence
Cost: $60 per person

Your Hosts: Andy '87 & Katie Wilhoit, Michael & Laura Cashill, James Carver & Kelly Robb Carver, Michael & Wendy Skillingstad, Craig & Jen Trammell, Rhett & Shayna McSweeney

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x $60.00

Dad's Day Off—Bad Weather Brewing Party
Come enjoy a Sunday afternoon in September with other STA community dads and friends at Bad Weather Brewing in St Paul! The line-up of beers frequently changes, with fun and unique brews that capture the spirit of the season. Enjoy great craft beer, food, large sport screens, bean bags outside and private brewery tours.

Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Time: 12:00-5:00 PM
Location: Bad Weather Brewing in St. Paul
Cost: $25 per person

Your Hosts: Mike Ruhland & Friends

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x $25.00

Tommie vs Johnnie Pre-Game Tailgate Party
Come to the pre-game and renew the Tommie-Johnnie rivalry before they battle it out at the first-ever football game at Target Field! Whether you're wearing purple or red, all are welcome to enjoy Bad Weather beer, Bloody Marys, brats and burgers around the outdoor fireplace! Get your pre-game on with a friendly game of bean bags or bocce ball before the BIG game.

1:00 PM Kick off. Transportation to and from game included. Game tickets not included. http://m.mlb.com/twins/tickets/info/tommie-johnnie-football.

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - Noon
Location: Ruhland-Cecere Backyard Compound
Cost: $30 per person

Your Hosts: Mike and Kathy Ruhland (UST '84) & Friends

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x $30.00

A Slice of Tuscany Pizza Party
Experience a private artisan pizza party with Jim Schmitt, owner of Art and Architecture and gourmet pizza chef! Made from simple ingredients and baked in a fiercely hot wood-fired oven, these little pizzas are masterpieces of taste, texture and proportion. Celebrate true Cadet camaraderie with other adults in a unique and relaxing atmosphere at the St. Paul residence of Jim Schmitt and Kelly Harmon Schmitt.

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Harmon Schmitt Residence
Cost: $75 per person

Your Hosts: Daniel Gannon & Molly Barrett, Bob '86 & Linda Moeller, Mark & Jacki Prokop, Jim & Bridget Sampair, Jim Schmitt & Kelly Harmon Schmitt

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x $75.00

Go Back to the Future to Your 80's Prom!
You might have blown out more than Sixteen Candles this year, but at prom you'll always be Forever Young. Take your Sweet Child of Mine to the sitter and have your limo take you from dinner to the Love Shack to Bust a Move! Dancing, complimentary cocktails and munchies followed by cash bar. Chaperoned by Curt Zander from Visitation and Jamie Jurkovich from Saint Thomas Academy.

Watch your email for an opportunity to vote for Prom Theme, Prom King & Queen and to submit photos from your 80's prom.

Joint Prom with parents from Saint Thomas Academy and Visitation; co-hosted by "Student Council" from both schools, and featuring Fr. GJ spinning the 80s jams.

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Pool & Yacht Club
Cost: $50 per person

Your Hosts: Carter & Holly Balfour, Chris & Angela Budzius, Troy & Kristin Heuermann, Jim & Jennifer (Vis '85) Stanley, Dale & Molly Schoonover, Jeffrey & Karen Pilney (Vis '91) Montpetit

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x $50.00

Curling Party
Celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics by experiencing the peculiar sport of curling! Enjoy an evening with fellow STA parents at the Saint Paul Curling Club throwing stones, sweeping and strategizing! Previous experience admired, but not required because you will learn all you need to know. We will even have a mini-tournament "Bonspiel." Oh, and the socializing is mandatory!

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Saint Paul Curling Club
Cost: $50 per person

Your Hosts: Andy '88 & Francie Reding, Joseph & Mary Cloutier, David '82 and Sue Steveken, Thomas & Amy Fafinski, Mark & Sharon Goblisch, Greg '86 & Lisa Walsh, Paul '81 & Jennifer Berg, Rick '83 & Michele Nozel, Pat & Kathy Ryan, Greg & Cindi Schwab, Craig & Lisa Thompson

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x $50.00

5th Annual Christmas Cookie Party
Don't miss the 5th annual Christmas cookie event at STA! It's time to cross holiday baking off Santa's list while enjoying a Saturday morning with fellow Cadet ladies. Bring home a variety of holiday classics as well as a year-round favorite, Sweet Martha's Chocolate Chip! Enjoy a light brunch and conversation with fellow decorating elves. Door prizes, delicious food and a traveling mimosa bar are all part of your package.

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Saint Thomas Academy Cafeteria
Cost: $60 per person

Your Hosts: Ellen Schreier, Mary Bartlett, Shelley Kueppers, Sonja Hanggi

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x $60.00

Holiday Centerpiece Party
Please join us in December for a fabulous evening of wine and light apps while we learn to make a beautiful holiday centerpiece with our very own STA mom and talented floral designer, Jennifer Berg! You will leave after a fun evening of great conversation and lots of laughs with a gorgeous centerpiece that will last throughout the holiday season and beyond!

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Lilydale Garden Center
Cost: $100 per person

Your Hosts: Doreen Feist, Francie Reding, Heidi Hubbell, Jennifer Berg, Jennifer Stanley, Sharon Goblisch, Sue Steveken, Kathryn Ter Horst, Wanda Heck

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x $100.00

Boot Hockey is Back!
Whether you are new to the fray or defending a title, get ready for one of Minnesota's greatest winter outdoor sports - boot hockey! Bring your boots and stick to battle through this big stakes tournament at the Gannon ice rink. Cheer on your favorite team from the bonfire or ignore the games completely as you contentedly converse with others inside the warm house. It's a fun evening for players and spectators alike. Evening includes heavy appetizers, dessert and drinks during and after the games.

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Gannon Residence
Cost: $40 per person

Your Hosts: Stephen & Maureen Barry, Ray Christy, Daniel Gannon & Molly Barrett, Scott & Laura Herzog, Jim & Bridget Sampair, Tony '88 & Beth Gaertner

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x $40.00