Here are a few tips to help you have the best evening possible:

1. Let's celebrate!

This event will be similar to last year's set up, which focused on celebrating the incredible community we are all part of at St. Mark. There will be a variety of raffle, live and silent prizes to consider as well as items the kids have made!

2. No check out this year.

Expect an invoice of your purchases in the week following the Gala. You'll be able to pay your invoice securely through PayPal! Please be sure to enter a valid email address when registering for your tickets.

3. Fellowship Parties/Clinics

In order to streamline the sign up parties/clinics, we will be moving entirely online using SignUpGenius! We highly recommend creating an account before the event (if you don't have one already) or refreshing your memory on your password!

4. Keep your stickers safe!

Bid on your favorite items by placing a sticker with your bidder number (included in your bid packet at check-in) on the space for the bid amount you'd like to pay for the item. Don't lose your stickers... they're like money at the gala!

5. Going to miss the party completely?

We'll have all of the class projects on display in the Gathering Area at the school for the week prior to the auction. You'll have an opportunity at that time to place a silent bid. That is the highest amount you're willing to pay for an item. Your highest bid will become the starting bid at the gala, so make sure it's high enough to ward off any other potential bidder.

6. What is the fundraising for?

The money raised at the gala will go towards implementing full video surveillance and other security features into our new and existing school buildings.

7. Is there a schedule?

Of course! Here's the breakdown:

6:30 pm - General Fundraising Open (includes raffle, silent auction, fellowship party sign ups, Family Flyaway, Flourish 21, etc...)

8 pm - Live Auction

8:30 pm - Rock Paper Scissors

9 pm - General Fundraising Closes

9:30 pm - Silent Auction and Family Flyaway winners announced, Raffle and Flourish 21 drawings (must be present to win), Cougar Cup results

10 pm - Flourish Gala scheduled events end, but feel free to stay and socialize or head home, relishing your post-gala glow!