Feb 7, 2014 1:41 PM by Mike Gillaspia
CORPUS CHRISTI - Blessed John Paul II High School is planning their 2014 Extravaganza, a casual dinner and dance to support the work of the school. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the High School, and was previously known as the Black and Gold Gala.
In addition to a steak dinner, there will door prizes, and both a live and silent auction. Music will be provided by The Jolly Ranchers, and KRIS-TV News Anchor Jennifer Lira will serve as the evening's emcee.
Items in this year's auction include a year of free tuition at Texas A&M Kingsville, to include books and a dorm stay (a $15,000 value), as well as a group dinner with the Bishop of the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Most Reverend W. Michael Mulvey, and a "Pick Your Destiny" vacation package donated by CITGO.
Also, the school has coordinated an 8-day pilgrimage to Rome in April for the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXII. Raffle tickets are being sold for the chance to win two spots on the trip. This includes flights to Rome, 4-star accommodations, and tours.
The 2014 Extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday, February 15 at the L&F Distributors Warehouse (8761 Highway 44 in Corpus Christi). Doors open at 5:30 PM.
For additional information, visit the school's website www.jpiihighschool.org.