Sacred Heart hosted the Viva ASH Vegas Auction and Casino Night in the Rosary Campus front courtyard on Friday, November 13, 2020. The historic campus offered a beautiful backdrop for the 200 guests who drove through the iron gates and around the fountain to pick up delicious meals, view auction items and pick up game prizes.
As guests arrived at the ASH Vegas drive-through, auction volunteers greeted them at tented check-in stations where they could peruse festive gifts featuring local artist Becky Fos’s signature cardinal artwork. As they approached the school’s front entrance, guests drove under a balloon archway and into the school courtyard full of twinkling lights, music, and display tables featuring the silent auction items. An enormous glowing orb, provided by sponsor Ochsner Health, provided the perfect effect to top off the scene.
Beautiful displays of auction items, including original artwork, designer goods, and “class creation” items featuring student artwork dotted the courtyard, as a preview for guests who could submit bids from the comfort of their home. As guests parked in one of the designated holding stations, volunteers loaded brightly packaged auction meals into their trunk, to be enjoyed at home. In addition to the delicious meal and wine pairing, auction Patrons received a signature Sacred Heart cheeseboard and “swag bag” of other Viva ASH Vegas themed items.
The Sacred Heart auction committee, chaired by Christine Lejeune and Celeste Lopez, sported matching embroidered sweatshirts, a top selling item at this year’s event. The Solicitation Committee, co-chaired by Aarti Pais and Angelle Guidry, was successful in collecting over 200 items for the silent auction, which remained open until Monday evening to provide all guests an opportunity to set their prices for this important school fundraiser. Sacred Heart thanks all those who participated in the Viva ASH Vegas event in person and virtually, for their support of the first-ever drive-through Casino Night and Auction!
Special thanks to the following Auction Committee Co-Chairs and Committee Members:
Solicitations Co-Chairs: Angelle Guidry and Aarti Pais
Sponsorship Co-Chairs: Diane Branting and Michelle Mangum
Decorations Chair: Ann Heslin
Food Co-Chairs: Emily Highsmith and Meredith Yount
Class Creation Co-Chairs: Renee Hulefeld and Leslie Lindley
Teacher Experience Co-Chairs: Tesa Bossetta and Hilary Varisco
Logistics Co-Chairs: Rachel Dauterive and Tracey Schiro
Game Co-Chairs: Jennifer Alleyn and Megan Lanier