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Academy of the Sacred Heart Benefit
When ASH board president Dan Carroll concluded his welcome to the nearly 250 annual benefit auction guests ($175 & up tickets) gathered at the Royal Park Hotel, he concluded, “There is no upper limit on bidding.” The school boosters paid attention. Texas auctioneer Scott Swenson sold the 12 live auction lots for a not too shabby $80,000. This included the $12,000 that each of two people paid for a summer party for eight donated by Susie and Tom Betrus, event honorary co-chairs with Mollie and Joe Schwartz. But those were not the top bids. That honor went to an ASH dad who paid an astounding $17,500 to go with the Red Wings on the team plane to an away game.
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