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Bishop McNamara


Friday, May 3, 2019

Bishop McNamara Catholic School

550 W. Brookmont Blvd., Kankakee

35th Annual Dinner Auction

The Bishop McNamara Annual Dinner auction is our school’s largest event fundraiser of the year. The event is held each spring with a dynamic theme and décor. The Annual Dinner Auction and fourth Progressive Raffle drawing offers an opportunity to bid on unique and fun items of all categories. Our auction steering committee works year round partnering with the community to help us continue in our mission of providing an excellent Catholic education. It is through this partnership of community and current families that we have succeeded in extending this great event into its 35th year.

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Honorary Chairpersons

We are pleased to introduce to you our 35th Annual Dinner Auction Honorary Chairpersons, Mr. & Mrs. Dale and Lynn Piggush.

Dale ’71 and Lynn (Devine ’72) Piggush met in the hallways of Bishop McNamara in 1969. They were married in September of 1974 and recently celebrated 44 years of marriage. Dale and Lynn have 3 children. Neil ’98 and his wife Courtney and Scott ’01 and his wife Kim (Osenga ’01) live in Bourbonnais. Their daughter Lauren ’07 and husband Chris Reese reside in St. Louis, Missouri. They have 5 grandchildren, Sophia, Grayson, Avery, Brooks and Faith. Three are of school age and attend Bishop McNamara Catholic School in Bourbonnais.

Dale and Lynn have been involved at Bishop McNamara in many ways. Dale constructed sets and stages in the cafeteria and gymnasium during the Madcaps years to include building a rising platform beneath the stage the year the Phantom of the Opera was popular. He managed the construction project when the all-weather track was built, coordinating volunteer help and business support. In addition, he managed the construction project of the Hammes Bookstore located in the school cafeteria. Dale and Lynn served as the 2007 chairpersons for the Bishop McNamara Annual Dinner Auction, “Return to the Emerald City.” They served as co-chairpersons for the event in 2005, 2006, and 2008. They have also been “bid paddle” sponsors for the Bishop McNamara Annual Dinner Auction for many years. Dale and Lynn were inducted in 2017 to the Bishop McNamara Dorothy and Romy Hammes Hall of Honor.

It is with great pride that we honor them this year as our 35th Annual Dinner Auction Honorary Chairpersons.

Progressive Raffle Tickets

The last and biggest Progressive Raffle drawing will take place at the 35th Annual Dinner Auction on May 3.

To view the full list of Bishop McNamara Progressive Raffle winners, please click here.

For more details about the Bishop McNamara Progressive Raffle or to view the specific payouts for each event, click here.

To purchase a ticket, please complete the form below.

*Must be age 21+ to purchase.

Auction Items Needed

Auction items are needed. The Auction Steering Committee is seeking specialty items, sports tickets, vacation opportunities, or concert tickets to offer up for auction. All donated items can be brought to the Advancement Office by April 19.

Download a donor form here.

Parent Ambassadors

If you would like to help with the event, you can sign up for specific roles needed here.

Event Sponsors

Event sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels. If your business would like to become a sponsor, please contact Areca Van Mill at

Auction Steering Committee

Clayton & Leanne '94 Provost

2019 Auction Chairpersons

2019 Auction Steering Committee

Past Chairpersons

Mark & Kim '87 McDermott

Progressive Raffle Chairpersons

Scott & Katie Austin

Progressive Raffle C0-Chairpersons

Dave & Amy Wheeler

Ads & Acquisitions

Todd '86 & Tricia Arseneau

Andy '91 & Sherri Cryer

Mark & Brandi '00 Kaner

Mike '82 & Mary Beth Krisko

Michael & Amy Mills

Bill & Natalie '88 Netherton

Michael '92 & Nikki '92 O'Brien

Michael'87 & Michelle Pinksi


Scott & Peggy '90 Mayer

Andy '92 & Tyler Pallissard '99

Karl '75 & Beth '75 Provost

Student Coordinators

Haven & Anna Provost


Preston Provost

Ramsey Provost