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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.

2019 Chairpersons



Dear Friends, 

Thank you for helping to make Bishop McNamara Catholic School’s 35th Annual Dinner Auction, Sweet Home McNamara, a huge success. 

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. Whether you were involved in the planning aspects, a sponsor, advertiser, item donor, attendee, or volunteer, the true benefactors of your generosity are our students.  

We thoroughly enjoyed putting this event together. Bishop McNamara is a very important part of our lives and we appreciate you sharing this experience with us.  

Once again, we thank you for your loyal support. 

Best wishes,

Clayton and Leanne ‘94 Provost

2019 Annual Dinner 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