CORLHS Sterling Evening Successful Again

May 9, 2016

Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School held its most successful Sterling Evening dinner and benefit auction to date. The event was held April 9 at the school and netted a record $82,500 to support the continued operation of the school. Included in this amount is $18,000 for a special fund a project to purchase new security lights and cameras for the school.

Tuition covers a little less than half of the operating costs of the decade-old Christian high school. The remainder is covered by association congregations, generous benefactors, a multitude of smaller contributions, and the success of events such as the Sterling Evening.

More than 400 people attended the evening, which featured approximately 400 silent and live auction items. Attendees were treated to a three-course meal catered by Cygan & Delaney of Highland and generously sponsored by The Maschhoffs, Inc., of Carlyle.

“We have received incredible feedback from the evening, including several very positive comments from people who had not attended a Sterling Evening before,” said Don Duensing,

principal and executive director of Christ Our Rock

Additional major sponsors include Arbeiter-Palm, Brammeier Construction Services, Carl & Sharon Hanke, Friend of CORLHS, Greenville Livestock Auction, Inc., Heard’s Livestock

Auction, Inc., Ruth Maschhoff Memorium, United Producers, Inc., Wedekempers Inc.. The meal was complemented with desserts by Niemerg’s and Jerry’s. CORLHS students served as dinner hosts and provided dinner music to set a festive atmosphere. Mr. Duensing served as master of ceremonies for the evening, with additional support from assistant principal Wilfred Pennington. Bill Windler and Jim Lehde and their staff from Nashville handled the live auction portion of the evening. Among the live auctions included several beautiful handmade quilts, gourmet meals, a handcrafted iron Cardinals designed outdoor firepit, 500 bushels of corn, a whole hog & processing, a John Deere Pedal tractor, and an outdoor gas grill, to name but a few.

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