Lourdes Event History

The Lourdes Event is the annual, major fundraiser for Lourdes Central Catholic School.  Each year dozens of volunteers from the school and its supporters rally to run this gala, themed event for approximately 400 people! The first Lourdes Event was held in 1994 when the idea for a dinner/auction was brought to the attention of Tom and Dorothy Funke and Lu and Arvon Marcotte.  This first year, donors helped to raise $40,000.  Since its inception, this fundraiser has grown significantly and has grossed over $100,000 per year in the past several years.

  • Escape to the Tropics
  • A Knight in Paradise
  • All that Jazz
  • The Masquerade
  • The Wild Wild West
  • An Enchanted Forest
  • Boots and Bling
  • Run for the Roses
  • Nautical Nights
  • Those Fabulous Fifties

The evening begins with mass at St. Mary's Church and proceeds to Lourdes High School where a social hour and silent auction start the evening off in style.  After you have had a chance to peruse the hundreds of items available, a sit down, catered dinner, and live auction take place.   Live auction items have included trips to exotic locations, weekend get-a ways, catered dinners with fun themes, patio furniture and grills, and adorable items hand-made by our students!  Funds raised from The Event go directly into the general fund to maintain the day to day operating expenses of the school.

Thank you to all the generous donors and participants that make The Lourdes Event such a success.  If you would like to donate an item for the auction, or, if you have any items you would like to see on the auction, contanct The Event office at 402-873-6154 or email the coordinator, Brooke Chaney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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