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Gala Auction Raises $55,000
On October 15, DC's Gala Auction raised $55,000 for the school! Check out the many generous donors who contributed and made this event possible.

October 15, 2011 was a special evening for the DC community as we hosted our first “Gala Auction” at The Lamb in Springfield, Pennsylvania. With more than 120 folks on hand -- representing multiple generations of the DC family from former students, to former faculty and staff, to alumni parents, DC grandparents, as well as current parents and DC faculty & staff -- the evening was filled with dining and bidding and just plain fun in support of our wonderful school! At the close of the evening, not only were old friends reunited and new friendships formed, but a total of $55,000 was raised in support of our school!

An event like this would never be possible without the generous donations from both individuals and businesses. The Auction Steering Committee would like to thank so many for the gift of time, talents and treasures that have been given so generously in recent months.

We would like to thank our gracious host – The Lamb of Springfield -- and in particular Pete and Linda Crisanti for truly making this night a reality!

We would like to thank our auctioneers – Tony Proto and Russ Nixon – for providing their signature wit, humor, and pure entertainment to bid by!

We would like to thank the many area businesses, professionals, restaurants and individuals that have made amazing donations thus far for our 15th Benefit Auction Year! Please keep them in mind when you shop and dine. These items continue to be the heartbeat of an Auction Year with still more fun ahead through our Online Auction and May 12, 2012 Family Auction Day!

Accents by Michele (
Martha Alford (Flutist – Lessons & Special Occasions
Teresa Anstatt, Awesome 80s Prom (
Chris Barbee
Bedazzled Boutique
Benari Jewelers
Bonefish Grill
Camelback Mountain (
Camp-of-the-Woods (
Alexandra & Michael Cardone
Charles & Louise Carrington
Catering by Gillian (www.cateringbyGillian)
John Chung
Tracy Clark
Tom & Lynne Curyto
Dee’s Gourmet Pretzels (
Gabriele D’Annunzio (
Steve & Lisa Delaney
Devon Bowling Lanes
Lisa DiLullo
DC Drama Department
Doubletree Hotel (
Ric Elliott
Sean & Betty Ellsworth
Brian & Rose Esterly
Paul Facenda Photography
Patti Ferro
Fogo De Chao (
Jeff Gruehn
Matt Hancock
Jeff Harvey
Michael & Beth Hines
Jacquettes Bakery
Michele Pressley-Jones (Studio47West
David Kim
Rose King
Knights Boosters
John Lee
Jim Maxim
David Milowicki
Miss Abigails Guide (
Morton’s Steak House
Paul & Elizabeth Neal
Russ Nixon
Will Owens (Ellis Athletic Center)
Chris & Marge Powala
Tony Proto
Purely Sweet Confections (Jen Juliano at
Sandy Cove Conference Center
Dale See
Don & Kathy Shooster
Kim Simms
Skytop Lodge
Robin Smalley (Robin’s Custom Cakes
Bob & Lynn Soplop
Starbucks – Edgmont
Graham Thorpe
Scott & Ethel Trotter
Trisha Tuttle
Linda Unger & the High School Art Students
Jeff & Gail VanRhee
Jim VanderWaal
Viking Cooking School (
Rev. & Mrs. Wassinger
Chip & Sue Weidemann
John Wilkins
Winner’s Circle Sports Grille
Chuck & Elaine Young

And, we are so Grateful with Love to our 15th Benefit Auction Year Steering Committee for their incredible hard work and contagious enthusiasm to make this auction year and its events happen: Julie Ammon. Tracy Castelli, Barbara Diamond, Rose Esterly, Beth Hines, Elizabeth Neal, Anna Nichols, Russ Nixon, Kim O’Bryan, Christi Rhine, Kim Rowe, Nancy Sarley, Kim Simms, Debbie Stewart, Trisha Tuttle, and Gail VanRhee.

Be sure to continue your bidding throughout the year at DC’s new Online Auction site – – with new items to be posted regularly! We are also celebrating the traditional DC Family Auction Day -- Saturday, May 12, 2012! From 10 AM to 3 PM. See you there!

Thank you for your support of DC!