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By Traci Chapman
Sacred Heart Catholic School is getting ready for its biggest fundraiser of the year.
Taste of Sacred Heart is set for March 2, and organizers are working to make sure the annual event is the school’s biggest yet. Now in its 17th outing, Taste of Sacred Heart combines food, live and silent auctions, prizes and more, organizers said.
This year, several local restaurants will be on hand to offer a taste of their fare, including Hugh’s Kitchen and Gilmore’s Pub. Onion-fried burgers, as well as El Reno Fire Department’s “famous” chili will also be available, as well as food from Primo’s, Cattleman’s and other eateries. Wine, beer and Irish coffee will also be available. More than 20 restaurants and local gourmets will participate in this year’s event, organizers said.
Live and silent auctions will be held for a “huge variety” of items, including an Oklahoma City Thunder package, concert tickets and other items and entertainment packages. Purchase of a $30 “draw-down” ticket would mean $2,000 to one lucky winner, organizers said. A raffle will also be held for a new street legal Ruff-N-Tuff electric car. Individuals do not need to be present to win prizes, organizers said.
Attendees must be 21 years old to enter. Event tickets cost $30, which include food tasting, beer and wine. Raffle tickets run $2 each or six for $10. Event tickets are available at the school office, located at 208 S. Evans.
With the school adding 7th grade next year, the fundraiser is more important than ever, Principal Shannon Statton said, saying the community’s support for Taste of Sacred Heart was a blessing for Sacred Heart School and its students.
“We’re truly grateful for all the support our community gives to us and we are looking forward to a fun-filled, successful event,” Statton said. “We hope everyone can come out and have a great evening for a great cause.”
Taste of Sacred Heart will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Sacred Heart gym, located at 210 S. Evans. For more information, contact the Sacred Heart School office at 262-2284 or go online to wwww.tasteofsacredheart.org.