A big change this year due to the Covid-19 virus is that the carnival games will be cancelled for this year. The committee determined there was no way to maintain social distancing practices and sanitizing game objects between use.
The current plan is to still hold the auction portion of the carnival on June 7th at 11:00 a.m., however that plan is still subject to change as more information becomes available in the coming days.
The committee is also selling approximately 10 silent auction items on their Facebook page. There a couple of reasons for doing this. First, it will reduce some of the silent auction inventory to allow that part of the carnival to be spread out more. Also, it’s a way to test the feasibility of a virtual/online auction system.
To participate in the silent auction items on Facebook, join their page found here, https://www.facebook.com/St-Mary-Catholic-School-Carnival-Auction-177605032271194/
Everyone who plans to bid must have an auction number. Please contact Amada Geraets (605-940-4637) for that number. Bidders can comment on the items to increase the bid, similar to the silent auction in the gym. Bids must increase by $1.00. The deadline for the bids is Wednesday, May 20th, at 4:00 p.m. If you do not wish to have your bid public in a comment, you can message the page or a Carnival Committee member with your Auction number and bid amount, and they will comment it for you.