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Auction FAQ's

  • How do I register for the Fall Festival?
    There are 2 easy ways to register on BidPal: 1. Login on your computer using the website BidPal One 2. Text stannff23 to 243-725 for a direct link to the website
  • Where does the money the Fall Festival raises go?
    We figured you would ask, so here is your answer -- ALL funds raised by the Fall Festival remain within the parish. Funds raised via the "Fund-A-Need" go towards the designated project for 2024. All other funds raised from donations and auction proceeds have 10% directed to the Endowment Fund, and the remaining funds are split between the Church (25%) and School (75%). Below is the 2023 financial breakout of funds raised and how they were allocated:
  • Can I bid on items even if I don't attend the event on October 6th?
    Yes, you absolutely can and we encourage it! Please see the above section on how to set up BidPal One
  • What are the different kinds of Auction items?
    That's a great question! There are quite a few categories to choose from, so read on to get all the details! Live Auction: These are our top-secret items that will be revealed and bided on during the actual auction event. Premier Auction: These are the bigger ticket items like trips, experiences and packages. Bidding for these opens on October 6th. Sports Center: Think all things sports - tickets to our favorite teams, autographed items, sports experiences. Silent Auction: These are smaller value items that pack a big punch! We have weekend getaways, gift cards, items from your favorite local vendors, kids packages, items for your home, beauty and more! 2023 VIP Tables: Back after a several year hiatus, we will be auctioning off 3 VIP tables. Bidding opens August 21st and concludes September 1st. Each VIP table package consists of reserved seating for 10, elevated decor, appetizers and premium liquor offering. The BidPal team will reach out to VIP Table winners to obtain their attendee list. Party Center: Fixed price parties for both kids and adults, and they are designed to be fun, social get-togethers with your friends and a wonderful way to make new friends! These parties happen throughout the year and sell out VERY quickly. These will open for preview on October 2nd, so coordinate with your friends and family ahead of time to determine which ones you want to buy. Party Center will open at noon on October 4th, so mark your calendars! End-of-Year Parties: These parties for students take place on the last day of school and cost $25. These parties are to celebrate the end of a fun year and the cost is underwritten by the host families. We encourage everyone to purchase these! Pre-Auction Parties: These are taking place in August and September and the purpose is to underwrite grade sponsored gifts or packages that will be sold in the auction. You can donate to your child/children’s class via BidPal. Class Projects: Each grade has a themed art project that each child creates in art class. This year, all projects are at the individual level and are available for purchase for $25. We have worked hard to procure a great list of projects, something we haven't been able to offer the last couple of years, so keep your eyes peeled for these treasured items! Christopher Smith photos: Christopher is a wonderful local photographer who donates his time and takes memorable black-and-white photos of each child. These are available for purchase for $25. New in 2023 is a digital download option! Swag Shop: Your one stop shop for all things St. Ann! We have unique items from both national and local vendors that allow you to show your Tiger pride at all times! Raffles: This year, we have 3 exciting raffles: Golden Ticket: For $100, you can purchase the chance to have your pick of one of our top Premier items. Only 100 tickets are sold, so you won't want to miss out on this one! Tiger Ticket: Tiger Tickets are for a cash raffle, $30/each. Cash prizes of $250, $500, $1000 will be drawn in the days leading up to the Fall Festival. Unlimited tickets are offered, and there will be fun ticket contest for the kids as well. Free Hot Lunch: New in 2023, you can win the chance for FREE hot lunch for 1 child, for the remainder of the 2023/2024 school year. Does *not* include My Hot Lunchbox or Spirit Day Pizza. Tickets will be $10/each, unlimited quantities sold. Teacher Experiences: These are fun items sponsored by our wonderful staff. Each teacher has one experience up for bid, in addition to some fun experiences with our administrators like "Principal for a Morning". The kids LOVE these so be on the lookout for your child's class item and put a bid down!
  • How do I bid, and where do I pick up items?
    Bidding and Rules: All item bidding, precluding Live Auction items: Once registered, you can bid for any item in the auction via computer or smartphone at BidPal One. Each minimum increase in bid is already set for you. Please Note: A bid is valid regardless of error by the bidder in entering the item number or amount. If you notice you’ve made a bid in error, you must go contact a member of the BidPal Team immediately (and before the auction closes) to have your bid rescinded. Live Auction Bidding & Fund-A-Need (Raise the Paddle): The live auction will be held in the gymnasium, beginning at 8:30 pm on October 6th. Use your paddle (provided at registration) to bid during the live auction. If you win an item, the team from the BidPal Team will provide your information to the check-out team so you can complete your purchase through BidPal One. Auction "Fine Print" All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds are possible. Payment in full is due upon check-out and before items can be collected. All items and services must be used by the date specified. Please honor the terms and conditions of any item you buy. For items purchased by a group of bidders, we can accommodate guests wanting to split the cost of an auction item by splitting the payment at check-out. Items should be collected from the Parish Hall at the following times: Sunday, October 8th - Pick up 10am to 12pm in Parish Hall Monday, October 9th - Pick up 1pm to 3pm in Parish Hall
  • I would prefer not to donate online in BidPal - is there another way to give?
    There absolutely is! If you would prefer to give via check or grant, please send your checks to the Parish office at: 7231 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Please make sure you denote where you would like your donation directed to on the check "memo" line - either the Fund-A-Need project (playground) or the general underwriting fund (donations are split between the Endowment fund, Church and School operations).
  • I'm new here, what are the things I should purchase for my kids?
    First of all, welcome! We are so happy to have you in our community! As a parent, we would highly recommend buying: End-of-Year class party for each of your children ($25/each) Christopher Smith photos for each of your children ($25/each) Class project art item for each of your children ($25/each) Tiger Ticket Raffle for a chance to win a dress down day If you have a Second Grader, the Rosary making party and Mother/Daughter 1st Communion Tea If you are able, donate a nominal amount to your children's Pre-Auction party/Class gift fund
  • What are the Pre-Auction Parties, and should I attend?
    Let's start with the easy answer first - YES you should attend! Pre-Auction parties are parties in August and September for each grade, hosted by a group of parents in the respective grade. These parties are meant to be fun gatherings to kick the year off, as well as raise funds for each grade sponsored auction package. Donations are not required but encouraged to assist in underwriting the grade sponsored gift. You can donate via BidPal One.
  • Can I help?
    YES! There are many ways to help with the Fall Festival: Give your time: We need volunteers for all aspects of the event - set up, tear down, clean up. If you'd like to volunteer, you can sign up here Donate an item: If you have an item, service or experience you would like to donate, please contact us at: Host a party: If you are interested in helping to host/underwrite a Party Center, Pre-Auction or End-of-Year Party, please contact us at: Donate to Fund-A-Need Donate to general underwriting* *these funds are split between the Church,(25%) School (75%) and Endowment (10%) Fund. They do NOT go towards the Fund-A-Need projects
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