Weekly Gala 2019 Update

Welcome to our weekly update on Gala 2019!

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Thank You for Supporting St. Benedict Parish and School!

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Invitations are out and we have sold a number of general seating area tables as well as premium tables. Remember the upgrade provides for premium seating closest to the stage and dance floor, upgraded wine and table server, and a champagne toast.

Senior discounted tickets are available and free shuttle service to and from our venue, Rockwell on the River, will be offered. Please call Mr. Accardi at 773.509-3832 for more details.

Thank you donors as we are at $5,500 towards our annual $10,000 goal for catechists, parish and school staff ticket donations. Over 115 invitations were sent to this group and contributions are used to cover their dinner cost as our way of saying “thank you” for all they do for the St. Ben’s community.

Consider donating a bottle of wine for our wine pull at the event this year. We are accepting donations of wine, champagne, prosecco, port, etc. that will be wrapped and for a $25 donation the guest can pick to take home a bottle at random hopefully picking a spectacular choice wine.

For more information on the Gala, please visit our website.


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This year marks the return of premium gift baskets. In the past, these have been raffle prizes; this year, we will be taking bids on them in the Silent Auction. The baskets will have varied themes as in years passed. Everyone’s favorites are back, including Lego, Disney (sneak peak), and American Girl! We are also seeking items for baskets with the following themes: Pokemon, Disney, No Screens-Family Time basket, Beach Day, Fitness, Spa/Wellness, Cooking, Crafting/Sewing and Tailgate. We hope the return of Premium Gift Baskets will help make our biggest fundraiser, Gala 2019, more of a success.

Please click here to check out our Premium Basket Wishlist Sign Up Genius to see what is needed and how to donate.

The Wine Pull is also back! Back by popular demand is our wine pull, no spinning wheel, just a great chance to pick-up a couple of great wine bottles at the event to take home.  A $20 pledge buys you a chance to pick one bottle from a vast selection of donated bottles (125-150 is our goal).  Please consider donating a bottle of wine, prosecco, champagne, port, etc. for this new addition to the Gala 2019.  Donations can be dropped off to any of the school offices to Mr. Accardi’s attention.


Join us at Rockwell on the River (just south of Belmont on the Chicago River)

  • Doors open at 7 pm and the evening concludes around 11:30 pm.

  • Your ticket price includes: open bar, appetizers, salad course and buffet with sit down dinner, along with live music during the cocktail hour and a band with dancing post dinner!

  • Standard tickets are $200 and Premium tickets are $400 (includes table service, upgraded wine package, champagne toast, table near dance floor). Black tie is optional.

  • Deadline to purchase discounted tickets is March 1 and then prices go up by $25.

  • Tables each seat 10 guests and it is assigned seating