Auction Gala rousing success


The annual Auction Gala took place Saturday, Nov. 3 in Cemo Auditorium. The festivities stretched from Reckling Gymnasium to Cemo, with the silent auction and big board held in the former.

The honorees for the evening were the five alumni who are now bishops.

They are Most Rev. Vincent Rizzotto ’49 (Galveston-Houston, retired), Most Rev. John McCarthy ’49 (Austin, retired), Most Rev. George Sheltz ’63 (Galveston-Houston), Most Rev. W. Michael Mulvey ’67 (Corpus Christi) and Most Rev. Oscar Cantu ’85 (San Antonio).

Bishop McCarthy was unable to attend because of a recent surgical procedure.

Among the most popular items was a trip to Serravalle in Chianti, Italy. The item sold for $20,000.

The Gala was planned by event chairpersons Lisa Zook, Rogena Sauter, Terri Reul and Becky McGraw-Wall and their committee chairs.