2020 Living Word Lutheran Auction
Be part of the Journey! Join us in celebrating 20 years.
This year’s auction will be new and different – we’re excited to celebrate our 20th anniversary! We hope you’ll be able to experience the fun in person, but you can also engage virtually throughout the evening via Facebook and have the opportunity to fund-a-need. Either way, we encourage you to participate in this year’s event, and support our fundraising efforts for the new school bus and other important needs of our students and teachers.
We’re changing up the typical format of the event. This year your in-person event ticket will have even MORE value! Given the current environment, we moved away from having a silent auction and will be hosting only a live auction and fund-a-need campaign. In addition, we’re adding new activities and games, including pre-event “experiences” and a post-event “after party” which includes music and dancing. And, our special guest, Lance Allan from WTMJ-4 will be emceeing our event!
To help celebrate our 20th anniversary, we’re offering a discount for alumni. We hope to see you on November 7th!
Like our 2020 Living Word Lutheran Dinner Auction event on our Facebook page.
Saturday, November 7
Living Word Lutheran High School
5-7 PM - Pre-Event Experiences & Appetizers
7-9 PM - Live Auction & BBQ Dinner
9-11 PM - Post-Event After Party
Attire: Business Casual
Cost: $75 per person (Alumni $65)
Don't forget to add your mini-experiences at checkout! We look forward to seeing you at the event in-person.
Check out our pre-event catalog where you can bid on VIP transportation to the event, and buy priceless items like front row seating at graduation, the Christmas concert and more.
Can't attend in person? Click here to make a cash donation to help with our fundraising efforts.
Live at the auction this year we'll be featuring a rolling "Giving Bus"! This bus includes several needs individual teachers/staff have for their classrooms. You can check out the list of items here.
The Scotch Tasting Experience
There's whiskey, and then there's Scotch whisky. Tour the land of Scotland with Dave Miskimen by visiting the most common regions of Scotch whisky production learning about what makes each region have it's own unique set of traits. Just so we're clear, we'll be traveling by glass and by "visiting" we mean sampling the nectars from the land of Scots! (Must be 21 years of age to participate)
The Dance Experience
Come to the Dancing Through the Decades session! This will be a time of fun, mini dance tutorials to learn and try, with some classic dances from the 1920’s all the way up to the crazy TikTok dances you may have seen online today. We will do some Swing, Hand Jive, Cha Cha, Disco, Salsa, and a bit of modern dance with LW Dance Coach Anna Krafft and some of LW’s Dance Team members! Come as a couple or single and enjoy this silly time to try out something new!
The Poker Experience
Gather round the card table for a quick tutorial from Kate Balsman and then jump into a round of Texas Hold ‘Em poker. Cheat sheets and tips will be available for novices from the kindly dealer. The highest chip holder at the end of the session will walk away with bragging rights and a prize!
The Rock Band Experience
Have you ever dreamt of being in a Rock Band? Now is your chance to play along with the talented students of Living Word. BasiC will lead you in an exciting experience. Percussion instruments will be learned and played along with the group as songs by Journey, Elvis, the Beatles and more will be performed in an upbeat, exciting, once in a lifetime opportunity.
The Wine Tasting Experience
Celebrate the fruit of the vine! Join Tanner Schmidt to celebrate God's gift of wine. Enjoy a selection of fine wines and delicious hors d'oeuvres with us as we learn how better to appreciate some of life's simplest, edible pleasures. Five wines with carefully selected snacks will tempt your palate as we explore the wide world of culinary pleasures. Whether wine snob or complete novice, we can all learn a little something about experiencing that beverage that our Lord Himself gave His people to drink at Cana!
The Art Experience
Join art teacher Heather Oechsner for a fun board class! This quick and easy DIY process will result in a customized Wisconsin bottle opener board for your home, bar, kitchen, patio or man cave! Great Christmas gift idea too!
A note regarding COVID-19
We will do our best to maintain a safe environment, but some health measures may not be attainable. Social distancing will be encouraged, but this is not something that can be completely enforced with the nature of the event. If you feel uncomfortable with social situations that might occur, you are welcome to engage throughout the evening virtually on Facebook. In efforts to help make the environment safer, hand sanitizer will be available and some doors will be open to promote fresh, clean air. Per the state mandate, face masks will be required by all volunteers, event workers and guests except while eating/drinking.
Our COVID-19 event safety measures:
Hand sanitizer application required upon check-in
Hand sanitizer will be supplied at each table
Bottles of water will be provided (fountains will not be available)
Outside doors will be open wherever possible for fresh air circulation
Dinner tables will be widely spread out throughout the gym
Event workers will be wearing masks at all times
We will be conducting online bidding/donating via mobile devices only (no cash)
LWL branded masks will be available for purchase at the door